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Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: hayfever, Pennasia most effective natural healing for sinusitis, allergy
Pennasia most effective natural healing for sinusitis, allergy, asthma and others.: Hi Raymond, Iíd been 15 years helping patients like you by touching and normalize using my hand. Its need a week to make it better. Usually medicine work for awhile and make addiction. Always drink warm water for your health. First, please read my book....

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Mold, Pennasia most effective natural healing for sinusitis, allergy
Pennasia most effective natural healing for sinusitis, allergy, asthma and others.: Hi Lesley, Iím sorry about your suffering. Bacteria and allergen can make your ear swollen. It could be infection or allergy. Ask doctor to solve your problem, because labyrinthitis can make new problem that is vertigo. Yes. I can help you and your friends...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: moulds, Pennasia most effective natural healing for sinusitis, allergy
Pennasia most effective natural healing for sinusitis, allergy, asthma and others.: Hi Lloyd, there are many kind of allergen with different reaction. Some time moulds and proteins. Sport habit and drink much of warm water may help you. Avoid cold water to make you better. Please visit my site in www.PennasiaNormalization.com. I prepare...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Respiratory problrm, Pennasia most effective natural healing for sinusitis, allergy
Pennasia most effective natural healing for sinusitis, allergy, asthma and others.: Hi Ravi, Throat and nose problems can be caused by infection, allergy, and sinusitis or gland inflammation. Itís better to ask your doctor. After he knows the real problem, he wills advice you about medicine. Do not use much of antibiotic or using it in a...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Allergies to chinchillas, Pennasia most effective natural healing for sinusitis, allergy
Pennasia most effective natural healing for sinusitis, allergy, asthma and others.: Hi Anna, If allergy test says that you are not, it must be almost or you had sensitive eyes and nose. Often get sun rise, at least 30 minutes to make your condition better than before. Please visit my site in www.PennasiaNormalization.com to watch vcd testimonies....

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: allergies, Pennasia most effective natural healing for sinusitis, allergy
Pennasia most effective natural healing for sinusitis, allergy, asthma and others.: Hi Angel, You had allergy , sensitive eyes , and also clogged blood / lymphatic vessel in that area. Ask doctor to clean your eyes and clear the vessel. often wash your face with warm water. Its not difficult for me to make it better, but I have to touch...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: allergies and eco earth substrate, Pennasia most effective natural healing for sinusitis, allergy
Pennasia most effective natural healing for sinusitis, allergy, asthma and others.: Hi Sally, When you got a cold your body in weakness and everything can happen. Its better when animal lives outdoor especially when you in weak condition. Allergen usually caused by protein and carbohydrates. Dust of compressed coconut fiber can cause cough....

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Cats living in family home, Most effective natural healing for sinusitis, allergy
Most effective natural healing for sinusitis, allergy, and others.: Hi Gene, I respect about your attention to your friend. Its better for them to separate between cats place, and human place. Anything can happen, but to know what cause is need deep information. Thanks for asking. Please come to my site www.PennasiaNormalization.com...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Dusty room, carpet beetles, bad night cough, Pennasia most effective natural healing in ENT sinusitis asthma allergy heart disease etc
Pennasia most effective natural healing in ENT sinusitis asthma allergy heart disease etc: Hi Victoria, Yes you have to do manything. 1.You need to clean your room by vacuum cleaner. 2.You need to wash it with wet wash. 3.Let the sunlight hits the open room for long time. 4.Keep everything clean. 5.Contact doctor near both of you. 6.Always...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Asthma, frequent occurrence of colds, RSV, childhood asthma
RSV, childhood asthma, medication: Stephanie... Childhood asthma is usually acquired by a random or multiple series of colds or respiratory infections. These infections produce mucous and scratch the trachea or bronchial tubes leading to the lungs. This bronchial irritation aids in the...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: allegic rhinitis, recurrent sinus infections, environmental surroundings
recurrent sinus infections, environmental surroundings, freeway system: Zafar... I don t see that you have described to me your immediate environmental surroundings, and these are important in answering your question. Do you live in a large city? Do you live near a road/freeway system where there is a lot of diesel truck...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: allergic rhinitis and chest infection, post nasal drip, allergic rhinitis
post nasal drip, allergic rhinitis, normal saline: Zafar... Yes. I have many answers in my past questions on this subject. Feel free to look them over. Briefly, the rise in allergic rhinitis (post nasal drip) is usually related to personal environment. To overcome this it is necessary to clear these...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: allergic rhinitis and chest pain, post nasal drip, allergic rhinitis
post nasal drip, allergic rhinitis, stomach problems: Zafar... Please see previous email on post nasal drip. The continual coughing can cause stomach problems if it is violent enough, I guess. For the GERD, check out the actual definition on www.wikipedia.com or www.medscape.com There are many diagnosis...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: allergic rhinitis and perfume, allergic rhinitis, allergy shot
allergic rhinitis, allergy shot, dust mites: Zafar...Two VERY good questions! Anyone with moderate to severe allergies should avoid the use of anything with fragrances added to them. These are chemicals that are intended to stimulate/irritate the nasal passages. Approximately 25% off those with allergies...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: allergy, flu like symptoms, watch tv
flu like symptoms, watch tv, jog: Nazish... It sounds to me like you may have problems within your home, or coming in from the outdoors. Do you have mold, or carpet that could be harboring dust? Do you live close to a freeway or road that has a lot of diesel vehicles? Cheers, Gen...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Why do I feel funny in the head, sinus infection, brain doctor
sinus infection, brain doctor, sinus infections: Cornell...The short, and controversial answer is No. Percentages say that a flu shot may shorten the effects of the flu by half??? Now, if that prevents a sinus infection from taking hold and becoming opportunistic then there may be a little benefit, but...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Home Ventilation Systems, Mixing Air, ventilation
Mixing Air, ventilation, air changes: Wendy...You are correct, and some of the new systems are fantastic. If you live in the South of Californina I can provide you will qualified installation teams. This is important for too many reasons to get into, but at the lease you can get references...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: head cold, defense mechanisms, nasal tissue
defense mechanisms, nasal tissue, head cold: Karen This is the bodies immune response. The inflammation is caused by the tissues being irritated and calling out the bodies defense mechanisms. Lymphocytes, phagocytes, etc. The nasal tissue produce the stimulation for this response. There s a...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: medicine for post nasal drip, Nasal steroids, flonase
Nasal steroids, flonase, allegra: Anthony... Allegra should work within a couple of days for allergies . Flonase takes about 10 days to 14 days to work and MUST be taken twice daily religiously to do its thing. You cannot drop it when you feel better, and here s why. This is a nasal...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Post nasal drip, chronic rhinitis, allergies
chronic rhinitis, allergies, post nasal drip: Zafar... This is my most answered question...and the most complicated one. It requires that you give me additional information. Please read through my previous answers and help me out with your living and environmental situation. Chronic rhinitis...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Sinuses/ear itch/hives -- help!
Hmmm...on the netipot? I have one, but prefer normal saline and the shower. It has been very successful for patients I consult for with similar problems to yours. The brand isn t important, just normal saline nasal douche. There very well may be a connection...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: symbicort, swollen glands, swollen glands, government mule
swollen glands, government mule, biopsy: Randie.... Your concern is due to the fact that you don t know . You don t know because your husband doesn t want to know and you, obviously, have no power to change this. The facts are that he has a diagnosis of copd, and he smokes, and has heavy...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Yeast?, yeast allergies, pale stools
yeast allergies, pale stools, hay fever: Sue... You have provided an excellent history, and solution. It sounds perfectly logical and solution focused to me. If all of us were this observant and believed in our ability to find healing ourselves, there would be a large number of medical professionals...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Allergies, Hay Fever, Sinus Infections, chronic sinus infection, sinus rinse
chronic sinus infection, sinus rinse, nasal douche: Christina... Taking more than one round of AB is all dependent upon what is causing the inflammation. If your inflammation is environmental, then you will have recurrant infections and probably require more rounds of AB s. Get rid of this one and then...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Allergy symptoms, but what am I allergic to?, Nasal stuffiness, Runny Nose
Nasal stuffiness, Runny Nose, tiredness: Toria... This question seems straightforward, but it has many components to it. For more nuanced answers you may want to look at some previous answers I have given. What antihistamines do you presently take? This will tell me if you tiredness is due...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: What airborne diseases can I get from inhaling human fecal matter?, chronic sinus infections, food contamination
chronic sinus infections, food contamination, mouth protection: Jon... Usually bacterial infections when they have an opportunity to invade. In most cases it requires a cut, or a pulmonary infection. Recently, I have seen chronic sinus infections that have resistent bacterial infections with them. Cheers, Gen...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: bactrim, horrible drug, sulfa drugs
horrible drug, sulfa drugs, weks: Howard... What are the other medications that you are taking? If there are no other sulfa drugs involved then the answer is that all rash should be resolved within a month. It is also possible that your skin has become sensitized to some other allergen,...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: bactrimrash, topical corticosteroid, inflammatory issues
topical corticosteroid, inflammatory issues, sarna: Howard...Sorry for the delay. I actually answered this question several days back but it never cleared the board??? Your Bactrim rash is probably a rash caused by drugs in the sulfa family. Rather than Sarna, try an over the counter product called Hydrocortisone...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Chronic sinusitis /acid reflux/and bronchial irritation, maxalt for migraines, acid reflux
maxalt for migraines, acid reflux, typical progression: Shelby... This is a very typical progression. If you will answer some questions, I believe that I can benefit you. Where, exactly do you live along the coast? What type of agriculture is grown there? What chemicals, specifically, are used to your knowledge?...

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Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Hive with Wheale, skin eruption, histamine
skin eruption, histamine, inflamation: Seyha...Good question. And your answer is correct also. Scratching irritates/stimulates the blood flow and activity to the area you see. Scratching just brings more activity to the immediate area. If your question is about scratching spreading the urticaria...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: interpretation of lab test, issues and answers, lab test
issues and answers, lab test, blood sample: Pravakar...Hello I cannot interpret your lab results for you because it is outside the scope of my practice. It is for your Dr to explain for you. HOWEVER... I can interpret it for myself (which I did) and offer advice based upon your history, medications,...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Ongoing breathing issues due to allergen?, difficult breathing, nausea
difficult breathing, nausea, GI irritation: Jennifer...Congratulations on being a very concise historian. You have identified several issues that I continually deal with. Let s begin with the Symbicort/Oral Steroid prescription. If I understand your health hx correctly, this was your first trip in...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: RECURRENT COLD, cold question, dust mites
cold question, dust mites, skin allergy: That is dependent upon variables between your brother and his doctor. Your brother may have environmental allergies within the home. Dust Mites, Dust, Particulates, Diesel Exhaust etc. He needs to keep a diary of his reactions and surroundings. Cheers,...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: severe upper-respiratory rx to cleaning product used in my home, Ozone, fire
Ozone, fire, Murphy's Oil Soap: Anne...A classic reaction that I have had more than 7 interactions with in the past 10 days. First; The last 5 home audits that I have done have been using Murphy s Oil Soap. Potassium Hydroxide is a potent chemical. Extremely potent when mixed with other...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: strep throat, Strep throat remedies, soup
Strep throat remedies, soup, salt gargle: Cornell... Strep throat is usually accompanied with bloody phleghm...but not always. Tea and honey, soup, and fluids are the best remedy. Nix the salt water gargling, it will only irritate the throat further. Salt is very abrasive. Lots of rest, and...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: I think i'm allergic to my make-up, penicellin, cheek bone
penicellin, cheek bone, moist tissue: Stacy... If the area of the lid thats puffy is inside and part of the soft moist tissue that you have to use your finger to peel back called the blephia then you should see an eye doctor. If the redness is outside but is sore or tender to the touch,...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: allergic rhinitis and perfume, post nasal drip, allergic rhinitis
post nasal drip, allergic rhinitis, ent doctors: Zafar... Morning post nasal drip PND occurs at night when your respiration slows, you breathe shallower and therefore any allergens like dust, pollution, etc can enter the respiratory tract and cause irritation. This is why it is an allergic reaction....

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: antihistamines, seasonal allergy symptoms, diphenhydramine hcl
seasonal allergy symptoms, diphenhydramine hcl, seasonal allergies: Shannon... I share your reaction to benadryl-diphenhydramine. Try spacing the loratadine out as far as the doses go--one pill twice daily. Use it this way, or cut down to 1 1/2 tabs and use only when you experience the seasonal allergy symptoms. There...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: effect of colds on me, head colds, breathing passages
head colds, breathing passages, sinus infections: Matt...Great question, and it is one of the most asked during my consults. Long story short; As you age, your allergic response becomes more and more sensitized. Scarring and inflamation damage the breathing passages and make them more suseptible to quicker...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Sinus congestion, side effects of diovan, sinus congestion
side effects of diovan, sinus congestion, types of coughs: Patrick...you are doing everything that I would do, minus Airborne --or zinc. Zinc has been shown to knock 3-5 days off the symptoms of a cold. Here are the primary side effects of Diovan---which occur in less than 5% of the population, or which may occur...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: xanax, warm baths, sleeping pills
warm baths, sleeping pills, restoril: Frank... Xanax has not been tested for continual long term useage. There have been reports that certain symptoms like dependancy can occur with long term usage. I have spoken to many clients who say they have taken it for years without noticable side...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: xnax and rozerem, central nervous systems, xnax
central nervous systems, xnax, sleeping pills: Frank... If you look at the side effects of rozerem vs the other long acting sleeping pills, the sedative side effects pile up the same. Next day hangover is a side effect that has not as yet been eliminated. I believe that there is a reason for the...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Allergies & Allegra, allergy shots, post nasal drip
allergy shots, post nasal drip, environment: Melanie... Allergic rhinitis seems to be an affliction that more and more people are experiencing. Your approach and description are classic, in the sense that it just hangs on. I like the approach of the second allergist. To test for the allergens first,...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: I am having allergy in the skin what is the remedy?, history, personal environment
history, personal environment, living conditions: This question would require a complete History and Physical as performed by a physician who had access to her complete medical history. There are so many nuances to this question, it simply cannot be addressed via e mail. I do suggest that your friend...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Bumps on my face, skin, bumps
skin, bumps, allergens: Gina...I have empathy for your dilemma. Intermittent symptoms of the skin that appear randomly are frustrating and difficult to identify with one source, so don t look for just one source. Although I don t have a concrete answer, I can give you some pointers...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Headache,swollen eyelids, nasal drip sometime, sinus, headache
sinus, headache, swollen lids: Dee Dee... Before you consider a dehumidifier I would ask What is your humidity reading ? Generally speaking I never recommend a dehumidifier or a humidifier. They can be equally hard on personal health for different reasons. HEPA filtration is by far...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Recurrent Illness, resistant, Nasonex
resistant, Nasonex, history: Whew...I commend you for your inclusive brief history. Just the facts. Generally speaking, the homeopathic remedies don t help as much for resistent, chronic infections. Even though I am a pharmacist, I am not a proponent of poly-pharmacy and that includes...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Sinus polyps, maxillary, sinus
maxillary, sinus, pain: Kawther... One month is generally too short a period to suspect re-growth. I am a pharmacist, and not a physician, so I will not make any type of judgement. You have not mentioned whether or not you are still being followed or if you are on anti-biotics...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: 3 year old with allergies- sneezing, swollen eyes, respiratory area, hepa filter
respiratory area, hepa filter, dogs and cats: Erin...I think there are two questions here??? The first one is what to do inside your home. A clean house may not necessarily be a safe house for allergies. I believe that your daugheters room needs to be better managed. The only quick and efficient...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Allergy homeowners need new clean HVAC, HVAC, anthma
HVAC, anthma, allergies: Marilyn.... Great question, and one that I can answer. I am a proponant of Energy Star, GSA, Energy Pro, Efficiency First, and Indoor Air Quality Assoc. I also support Whole House qualified professionals. As a respiratory pharmacist, this question is right...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: cronic allergic sinusitis, N92, Respirator Mask
N92, Respirator Mask, HEPA: Sneha....Although you did not tell me what city you lived in or near, I ll just assume it s a large one, with plenty of pollution. The latest research shows that particulates dust and dirt in the 2.5mcg size are excellent vehicles to carry soot and diesel....

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Smelling Blood, punk rockers, strenuous exercise
punk rockers, strenuous exercise, nasal passage: GOT IT! Sorry Elijah...I didn t mean to put you in with the punk rockers. LOL. But, my answer is the same. Smelling blood should be checked out if you want to continue this form of exercise. The repetitive rupture of small capillaries in the nasal passage...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: 6yr old -allergic asthma, Stuffy, Asthma
Stuffy, Asthma, chemicals: Kebsisha... Zyrtec is not addictive. The nasal congestion would be normal this time of year in a warm/cool moist area like the bay area. Because it occurs at night and you don t mention wheezing, it sounds like allergies....but this is just a first guess....

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Allergic Rhinitis and Post Nasal Drip, post nasal drip, nasal septum
post nasal drip, nasal septum, doctor refered: Zafar... This is my most asked question, AND, coincidentally it is also the answer that I get the highest marks for answering. You may look over other similar questions on my portion of the site in case I don t communicate well enough with you. I too...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Allergies and arthritis, humidifiers, fungal infections
humidifiers, fungal infections, steroids: Jan... Re: the arthritic related allergies, I would ask...Do you currently have a diagnosis of arthritis, and if so what medications are you currently on for it? I would especially ask about steroids and control medications. Humidifiers are VERY dangerous...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: breathing problem, humidifiers, allergies
humidifiers, allergies, headaches: Rose... The larger part of the question requires a much more exhaustive medical history that we won t be able to get to via e mail. As an environmental pharmacist I DO NOT like steam/vaprizors/humidifiers at all. They are too difficult to clean and just...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: excessive nasal secretion at night, fluticasone, mold
fluticasone, mold, nasal douche: Kebhisha... I am a pharmacist who does consulting to get people off of medications. I am biased in that line of thinking, however, there is overpowering evidence that asthma and allergic rhinitis are on the rise, and these can become issues quickly in children....

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Allergies and arthritis, cheek bone, eye contour
Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Allergies and arthritis, cheek bone, eye contour, topical ointment

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Could this be my Sinus?, cod liver oil, ear nose and throat specialist
Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Could this be my Sinus?, cod liver oil, ear nose and throat specialist, lanzoprazole

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Regarding Jan note to you for me, Arava, Humira
Arava, Humira, allergies: Von... The ideal humidity for a home is about 36-37%, and not more. So your home seems to be within normal limits. I don t have enough information to answer all your questions, but something appears to be causing your allergic reactions. This could include...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Could this be my Sinus?, dry mouth, metal taste
dry mouth, metal taste, lanzoprazole: Rosemary...I need to know a few additional things. I first need to know what drug is in the brown inhaler and how many times a day you average taking it. Next, I ll ask how long you have taken the Lanzoprazole and what you were given it for when it...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: second hand smoke, second hand smoke, lit cigarette
second hand smoke, lit cigarette, dangerous levels: Not a problem. You were probably only exposed to the amount of pollution equal to sitting in traffic in a large city for a couple of hours. You are wise to avoid, and be concerned about these issues. It s good to see that more and more people are increasing...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Asthma and Pet Allergies, asthma, allergies
asthma, allergies, cats: Courtney.... I am allergic to cats and dogs and I am an asthmatic. My wife has a cat and he sleeps on our our bed. There are many steps that can be taken to prevent or reduce dust, dustmites, dog and cat allergens. I have chosen to purchase an IQ...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Fire smoke, soot, smoke
soot, smoke, forest fires: Ben... Your question points out my discussion on the dangers of smoke. If you can smell the vapors from smoke in your sheets and pillow cases (even though you couldn t really see them) then that seems a pretty good example of what is happening to the...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Seasonal allergies
Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Seasonal allergies

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: med interactions, zyrtec, clarithromycin
zyrtec, clarithromycin, drowsiness: Don... I cannot find any listed interactions between clarithromycin and zyrtec. Many antibiotics draw complaints of drowsiness, but remember....we take them with active infections in most cases. Infections, especially sinus infections cause fatigue. ...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: nose bumps?, Fabreez, Swiffer
Fabreez, Swiffer: Beth... I could not give you an answer on your reactivity to chemical exposure. There are many toxic chemicals being used in our environment today. I ll give you the possibilities in no particular order. 1. Outdoor allergens including diesel particulates...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Seasonal allergies, Symbicort, allergis
Symbicort, allergis, bronchitis: Don...Classic In my opinion, there are no two drugs currently being mis-used more than Symbicort and Advair Discus (Similar Medications). Both these drugs are combinations of powerfull, long acting beta agonists (LABA)and an inhaled steriod. The problems...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Sinus headaches / fever in 7 year old, In ground home, moisture
In ground home, moisture, mold: Stephanie.... This is good info. First, addressing allergies causing fever; There can be allergic reactions that set up in the sinuses and become infected. This then can and usually does cause fever with the infections. In ground homes are usually damp...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: sleep apena, sleeping pills, respiration
sleeping pills, respiration, addiction: Howard.... This is a very thoughtful and researched question. As a pharmacist, I am not fan of the common sleeping pills/caps. This is mainly due to the hangover effects. Your observation of respiratory suppression is also a good point. Trazadone...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: viscous salvia, solid mucus, mucous, smoking
mucous, smoking, milk intolerance: Mojtaba... Well, I don t know how much it will help you but I can make a couple of observations that may help out a little. I agree that there can be a relationship between saliva and mucous collection. Although I wouldn t call your reaction to mayonnaise,...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: bad sinus surgery, volatile organic compounds, sinus surgery
volatile organic compounds, sinus surgery, perfume smell: Tina... Welcome to the club . Tough question. Essentially you are now sensitive to VOC s (Volatile Organic Compounds)as am I. My most common are perfumes, especially musk, household cleaners (buy non odor), soaps & shampoos, by castille (non odor),...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: blocked sinus, excrement, clariton d
excrement, clariton d, claritin: Ginger... Your description indicates something that Claritin or medications may not handle. Cleanliness, lack of dust, the ability to isolate your exposure to pets and their excrement are all mandatory in persons with asthma or allergies. You must...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Excessive discharge of fluid rom nose, wood fires, excessive discharge
wood fires, excessive discharge, seasonal allergies: aatif... I need more information. Do you live in large city or country? What level of pollution is there? Are you NOT affected when you are sitting in your home without a breeze? Have you ever experienced or been diagnosed with seasonal allergies? Is...

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Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: gabitril, sleeping pills, personal answer
sleeping pills, personal answer, pharmist: Howard...I think there may be some confusion here. You are asking two different questions, both of which I have answered. You have asked my opinion about the coctail. I answered respectfully. Choose one. I also answered your question on Remeron when I explained...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Nebulizer, copd, medications
copd, medications, best: Gloria... I am a pharmacist. It is your physician that recommends and writes prescriptions for nebulized medications. If you have some specific choices for me that have been suggested or that you have tried, I can help you allign the proper ones for...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Pet Allergies, alleric reactions, manx cats
alleric reactions, manx cats, pet allergies: Danielle... Different cats produce different reactions in people. I am very allergic to almost all cats, however, Bengals don t cause me to react. I would suggest that you take the kitten out for a trial spin for a couple of hours before making it a...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Seasonal Allergies and Dizziness, allergies, dizziness
allergies, dizziness, light-headedness: Jamie... I commend you for the brief but descriptive explanation of your symptoms and the way that they developed. Not many people put these things together. Ultimately, its probably time for your to see an allergist/immunologist to get ahead of your...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: seasonal allergies, Claritin, short of breath
Claritin, short of breath, pressure in head: Mike, I need a little more information. When you describe taking Claritin 12 hour are you actually taking the Claritin D? The next question is what additional medications (including naturopathics) are you currently taking? Also, what does funny mean...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: second-hand smoke, polluted environments, nasal passages
polluted environments, nasal passages, toxic chemicals: John...Good question. I would discount the second hand smoke concentration that you describe coming from your co-workers. It pales in comparison to the air most of us breathe daily in our polluted environments. Since you are not a smoker, the tiny cilia...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: How to treat sinus, nasal saline, healthy lungs
nasal saline, healthy lungs, normal saline: Aisha... Clean sinuses are necessary in order to have healthy lungs and be able to breathe. When people have symptoms similar to yours I always begin with the basics. Purchase a product called Ocean or Normal Saline nasal douche. Spray this into each...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Allergy, nasal stuffiness, nasal congestion
nasal stuffiness, nasal congestion, allergy meds: Bambi... I have a beginning suggestion, and then we ll go from there if there are further issues. I have similar symptoms to yours, and these are the treatments I have settled on; 1. In addition to the allergy tablets, by a product at your apothecary...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Environmental vs Food Allergies, eyelid twitches, twitching eyelids
eyelid twitches, twitching eyelids, grass wheat: Nick... Headaches, congestion and mild swelling suggest, to me, probability of the environmental allergies. Trees and grass are a good place to begin. Here s some questions if you would like help to zero in: 1. Where do you live geographically? And,...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: ear stuffiness, allergic fungal sinusitis, sinus passages
allergic fungal sinusitis, sinus passages, ear congestion: Mary...sorry for the delay. Your email did not come thru to me. My next series of questions would have to do with foods. Being a health professional makes it difficult to eat regularly/healthy. Do you avoid processed foods like the plague? Chemicals...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Mold, household chemicals/fabric softeners
household chemicals/fabric softeners: Candice... As you probably know, mold is somewhat controversial. Mold remediation companies will say that it s the worst thing in the world for everybody. While medical professionals maintain that it has been around for several billion years, and so it...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Question about lung damage, respirator mask, american lung association
respirator mask, american lung association, shell inlay: Wolf... I doubt that any damage to your lungs from the abalone shell is long term. Remember that you are working with what was a living organism living in the ocean, and killed at some point. Bacteria are a possibility. You should be OK though. Re: wood....

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Second hand smoke as a child, personal health habits, current health issues
personal health habits, current health issues, second hand smoke: Mark... This is a really tough question to answer with any confirmation, so I ll give you some hypothetical based upon my life. My wife was exposed to heavy smoking from birth to 17. This was 3 pack/day habit from both parents. She is 46 at present...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Symbicort, allergist immunologist, nasal steroid spray
allergist immunologist, nasal steroid spray, sinusitis: Billy... If your description is accurate, then you have reason to be concerned. I have some questions to clarify. Was this prescription initiated by a general practice MD or an allergist/immunologist? If an MD, then move on to another physician. Were...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: xanax, sleep experts, competition problem
sleep experts, competition problem, factual account: Roger... 35 years as a pharmacist ---- and I agree with you. The fact is that xanax is now a very cheap generic and BIG Pharma wants you to buy the latest thing which they sell without competition. Problem is, that the latest thing may not be better,...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: allergy season, mold spores, indoor allergens
mold spores, indoor allergens, normal saline: Joo...OK, let s go with indoor allergens. In my experience with respiratory patients (30 years), I have found that carpet/drapes are the second most dramatic cause of worsening allergic symptoms. Carpeting in Hawaii (especially the rainy side) is ALWAYS...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Cigar smoke, second hand smoke, unavoidable exposure
second hand smoke, unavoidable exposure, cigar smoke: Will... This is a hypothetical question that has no quantitative answer. If you will look at my older questions, you will find this question addressed in several different ways. The real answer requires you to determine the quality and exposure of all...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: ALLERGY MEDICATION, Heart meds, interaction, Allergy Meds, Heart Meds
Allergy Meds, Heart Meds, Interactions: Ken...I do not see a problem with the OTC antihistamines and your listed medications. I prefer claritin or allegra without any D or decongestant. Both are available at Costco/CVS etc. I do, however, see an issue between crestor and coumdin: This information...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Allergies & Medications, swollen glands in throat, post nasal drip
swollen glands in throat, post nasal drip, wellbutrin xl: Yes, there are two things I would recommend that may be of help. The first is a product called Nasonex. It is a prescription nasal steroid (topical only) that reduces inflammation in the nares. This product is used twice daily. The second is an over...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: allergic reaction to flu shot, flu shots, whelps
flu shots, whelps, reactions: Alicia....HUGE issue. Flu/immunizations - to do them or not to do them? The reaction your children experienced is somewhere between normal and a fairly common side effect. I wouldn t be overly concerned, it s probably just a battle scar. Watch for...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: asthma/acetylcholine, asthma, choline
asthma, choline, environment: Patrick...Thanks for clearing up the picture a little. Generally, chemicals such as choline taken orally do not make it into the tissue. They are degraded and passed without positive or negative effects. It is the inert ingredients and added extracts...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Is it black mold?, Coal, Soot
Coal, Soot, carbon biproducts: Stacy... 30 years of pharmacy/consulting tells me that your problem is not black mold, but carbon soot, and soot biproducts. These same symptoms and problems also occur in So California, where we have forest fires seasons. Carbon soot is not only...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: symbicort side effects, chest conjestion, clinical illness
Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: symbicort side effects, chest conjestion, clinical illness, chronic fatigue

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: What happens if I inhale mold, mold spores, moldy food
mold spores, moldy food, allergic reaction: Desirai... This is a really good question. Mold, sawdust, leaf blowers, vacuum cleaner bags, top soil, (petfood from China???)etc. are all common things that we inhale without giving second thought to....especially for those who do not normally have asthma.(Have...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Mucus in Throat, Allergy?, barium swallow test, mucus in throat
barium swallow test, mucus in throat, toxmap: Mason...I suggest that you research the poroximity of toxic chemical plants to you. Here is a website that will aid you. Let me know what you find out. http://toxmap.nlm.nih.gov/toxmap/main/index.jsp What is the make-up of the materials in the brace....

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Possible Cholinergic Reaction, anemia, medications
anemia, medications, fatigue: Wendy...Sorry about the delay in answer, but I did not have sufficient time available to put proper thought into this question when considering everything that went before it. It s a good question and I wish I had the answers. I would begin the answer by...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: symbicort side effects, Symbicort, swollen lymph nodes
Symbicort, swollen lymph nodes: Randie... I doubt that it is the result of an infection caused by Symbicort. Inhaled steroids don t have a great deal of systemic effect, however, I am going to direct you to a recent FDA bulletin here: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/717210 As...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Allergies to fireplace?, fireplace smoke, snow clothes
fireplace smoke, snow clothes, wet boots: Linda...ABSOLUTELY wood burning fireplaces are a major cause of respiratory irritation. Never burn painted or treated wood, trash or colored paper, which give off harmful chemicals and more smoke as they burn. Research has shown that fine particulates...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Allergies to fireplace?
Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Allergies to fireplace?

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: help, loss of tolerance, fabric softeners
loss of tolerance, fabric softeners, oil soap: Tonya...What s wrong with you may be due to what s wrong with your home or office. You may be a part of a fairly new illness called TILT or toxicant induced loss of tolerance. This is where chemicals, odorizers, cleaning agents and solvents around the area...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Mucinex DM, sinus infection, sinus problems
sinus infection, sinus problems, lack of tolerance: Joanne...This is more revealing. If you were placed on Advair as a first asthma med, without using only albuterol first, I would suggest that you see another physician. Preferrably an allergist. Advair is not recommended as a first line asthma med...there...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Re: Constant Mucus In Throat, mucus in throat, eosinophilic esophagitis
mucus in throat, eosinophilic esophagitis, nasal inhalers: Yaz... Wow. I don t normally tackle detective issues like this one thru the mail, but If you are willing to give it a couple of back and forth s, we can maybe get you looking in the right direction. Have you ever heard of the term eosinophilic esophagitis...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Reaction to VOCs in air fresheners/candles, allergy problems, fabric softeners
allergy problems, fabric softeners, laundry products: Right you are....Actually I have three. One on nano particles, one on surfactants and one on something called TILT--toxicant induced lack of tolerance. It is a new medical phrase gaining support in the medical community to explain your reactions -- mainly...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Urushiol, migraine medications, fiction manuscript
migraine medications, fiction manuscript, hypothalmus: I always answer hypothetical questions WITH hypothetical questions. In Logic this is used to refute rather than prove....which is hypothetically impossible. If the bodies response could be altered to react immediately --in this case the immune system---...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Wheezing, diagnosis of asthma, inhaler
diagnosis of asthma, inhaler, bacterial infection: Meghan... If the bronchitis became entrenched enoughed or even moved into the lower lobes of your lungs, then you may have developed a little fluid also, which means the wheezing could continue 6-10 days. I would not be concerned until 10-14 days passed...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Loss of Taste and Smell from Mucinex DM, loss of smell and taste, cold back
Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Loss of Taste and Smell from Mucinex DM, loss of smell and taste, cold back, loss of smell

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Loss of Taste and Smell from Mucinex DM, prescription cough medicine, sinus problems
prescription cough medicine, sinus problems, loss of smell and taste: Yes Patti, I have heard of this and cannot believe that it is just dropped from the radar screens. Big Pharmaceuticals???? Your sense of taste/smell may or may not come back. It depends on the amount of damage done to the olefactory nerve and genetics....

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: post nasal drip, etc.., inner ear infection, post nasal drip
inner ear infection, post nasal drip, crackling noise: Albina... It sounds as if you may have a resistant chronic infection set up in one or both of your frontal lob sinus s. Your description of symptoms fits closely with the infection. Check with a quality ENT doc. They will probably want to do a CT scan...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Seasonal Allergy - Itchy Ears, otc medications, respiratory allergy
otc medications, respiratory allergy, allergy medicine: John...Let s assume that your condition is seasonal allergy, because of your very concise description. I don t usually see itchy ears without itchy eyes also. Note this about the ears. When you scratch in your ears repeatedly, it sensitizes the tissue,...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: fibres and particles inhalation, polyester materials, woven lace
polyester materials, woven lace, potential health risks: Peter... What you see in the air and on your clothes is also residing in your nasal sinus s and lungs. Particulates with mass and sized below 2.5 microns reach the deepest portions of the respiratory tract. These exposures are responsible for a 20%/year...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Frontal sinus pain, sinus headaches, frontal sinus
sinus headaches, frontal sinus, clear mucus: Most definately...allergies can cause this pain. Chronic sinus soreness not only indicates a resistant/ongoing sinus infection, but also weakens the immune system over time and leads to a decreased immunity to colds, flu, allergenic responses, etc. You...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: MDF TV cabinate-husband cut it in home, respiratory tract, sawdust
respiratory tract, sawdust, playroom: Catherine...while the dangers of exposure to mdf can be significant, I would not worry about an isolated incident. You are a good mom though, to react strongly to protect your infants respiratory tract. She will be plenty of stress without additional avoidable...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Is Apple Cider Vinegar safe for sinuses?, apple cider vinegar, apple cider vinegar benefits
apple cider vinegar, apple cider vinegar benefits, netti pot: Diane...I cannot answer this question with assurance since the long term effects of vinegar on the sinus tissue has not been studied. Long and short term safety is part of any medication profile for a health professional. Vinegar is essentially acetic acid...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Could this be allergy or infection?, heat source, fuel type
heat source, fuel type, sore throat: Raven...You have performed an experiment that opens a forensic for you---literally and figuratively. You brought in fresh air, and it made a difference. If you like we can try to get an answer br braille. Describe in detail your home. Age, volume, materials--like...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: allopurinol, skin rashs, hydrochlorothiazine
skin rashs, hydrochlorothiazine, castille soap: Hello Howard... Your dermatologist is correct. The four most common side effects of allopurinol are: 1.Allergic Dermatitis 2.Itching of the skin 3.Skin rashs and 4.Urticaria or pale reddish hives. I assume that you are taking the allopurinol for gout...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Overly Stuffy Nose
Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Overly Stuffy Nose

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Sinus blockage and Oxymetazoline HCI, nasal passage, enlarged prostate
Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Sinus blockage and Oxymetazoline HCI, nasal passage, enlarged prostate, nasacort

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: IMMUNOTHERAPY, allergy shots, consultant pharmacist
allergy shots, consultant pharmacist, allergy shot: Shannon... As a long time consultant pharmacist, I consider allergy shots to be safe. Much safer than a flu shot. Remember Shannon, if only one patient in 2,000 had an anaphylactic reaction, the reaction would still be treated with caution. They are...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Overly Stuffy Nose, chronic sinus infections, post nasal drip
chronic sinus infections, post nasal drip, post nasal drip cough: Neil... Your problem may be something called SRI Sensitivity Related Illness akd TILT Toxicant Induced Lack of Tolerance . These strange sounding names describe a combination of illnesses that begin with chronic rhinitis, post nasal drip, cough, then...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Sinus blockage and Oxymetazoline HCI, sinus blockage, nasal douche
sinus blockage, nasal douche, fabric softeners: Carl...As a pharmacist of over 35 years I wish I had some delightful remedy for you. Unfortunatly you have already mentioned the problem. The good news is that there is a way out---but it is going to require more restraint that you have practiced in the past....

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Yeast allergies and intestinal problems, yeast allergies, flat breads
yeast allergies, flat breads, nasal drainage: Denise...Well, your articulate response cleared up quite a few things, and gave additional information that gave some clues as to what s going on. Since there was really no question in there I assume that you feel that you have your vasomotor rhinitis under...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Allergy Testing, home ventilation, allergy tests
home ventilation, allergy tests, allergy testing: Stephanie... There are many reasons for false/positives and false/negatives when testing for allergies. These usually include medications and or diet interference or something that has changed within your immune system. There is also a new category of...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Am I addicted to Afrin nasal spray?, salt water solution, rem sleep
salt water solution, rem sleep, afrin: Courtney... I limit myself to 3 days on Afrin when taking twice daily, then cut back to morning only or night only for no more than 2-3 more days. If your immune system is working correctly, then the tissues may still be somewhat engorged but getting...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Indoor Allergens, oral antihistamines, dust mites
oral antihistamines, dust mites, depression anxiety: Anon.... Well, there s quite a bit of information in your description and there are literally hundreds of items to look at. The only place I know to start is at the beginning. The beginning is your history. I have written an article for my clients on just...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: itchy numps on skalp, lac hydrin, wart remover
lac hydrin, wart remover, suntan oil: AK... Remember, I said relax. This will take 2-3 months to clear because you have a reaction going on that has drawn inflammatory responses. You said that you used the amylactin for about 2 weeks. Did you mix it with an gentle oil like Johnson s or Neutrogena?...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: rash, blood glucose levels, serum creatinine levels
blood glucose levels, serum creatinine levels, drs office: Howard... Please take the advice of a pharmacist who has seen thousands of clients with declining diabetes over the years. Get EVERYTHING UNDER CONTROL. Don t put anything off. Do not eat ANY processed foods and watch your carbo intakes. Past the age...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: red bumps, change doctors, red bumps
change doctors, red bumps, hydrocortisone: Howard... Sorry, but your description makes this a little too involved and out of my field of expertise. You may experiment by choosing different areas and trying a couple of different mixes of lotions/oils and adding some over the counter hydrocortisone....

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Sinus Infection, sinus infection, sinus infections
sinus infection, sinus infections, marlon brando: Gary...You re reaction to the sulfur AB is a classic one. I have seen the swelling take up to 3 days to subside, rashes sometimes take a week depending upon how long you took the AB and how extensive the side effects were before you discontinued. Are you...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Skin Allergies, skin and nails, gnc products
skin and nails, gnc products, skin allergies: Niki...You re good. I like your style of applying NCIS reverse investigation techniques. Question...Does your HVAC system employee a heat pump? Here is my input to similar It s long, and actually copied from a similar inquirey. I do hundreds of home audits...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: sinus, asthma,bronchitis, weakness, chronic sinusitus, allergy induced asthma
chronic sinusitus, allergy induced asthma, mold mildew: Sarah...I cannot tell you how many clients I call on in So California with similar history s to yours. Ugggh. This requires a short answer and a long one....if you re willing. Short: Your chronic sinusitis may be the result of specific allergies --obviously--BUT...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: My Allergy is much worse and Antihistamines Don't Work, glade plug ins, cetirizine hydrochloride
glade plug ins, cetirizine hydrochloride, cat allergies: Karen... Start out small. 1. Get a little book and note smells or events associated with your blockage. Be especially alert to smells from cleaners and household polishes and de odorizers. Fabreeze, Pledge, Orange, glade plug-ins, Swiffer products for...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Extremely Painful Sinus, laundry detergent, pesticide products
laundry detergent, pesticide products, pest control service: Pricila...OK. HVAC installed prior to 2007 have an average leakage of 35-40%. They were not sealed at the joints. The leak is following static pressure so whats in your attic leaks into the home thru the ducts. Can lights hi hats ? are holes into your...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: hay fever, symptoms of hay fever, sinus cavities
symptoms of hay fever, sinus cavities, nasal douche: Steve... Good question. Anti-histamines do not build up the body s defenses, they merely mitigate some of the symptoms of hay fever. There are several things that I will suggest. 1. You could see an allergist and have your specific triggers assessed....

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Itchy face/neck, Puffy eyes., Eyes, Allergies
Eyes, Allergies, cats: Tricia...I love musings; the more the better. This is a CSI type of discovery, and you need to document musings in order to find out whats causing your issues to exacerbate. I want you to read an article that I wrote. You may find them with this link: http://breathe-rite.com/Blog/?p=435#more-435...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Nose blocking & sinuses, sinus allergies, nasal douche
sinus allergies, nasal douche, asthma allergies: Yes... Some of the highest levels of particulates of the sizes that affect rhinitis are those that come from pillows. Pillows and mattresses are notorious for collecting skin cells and therefore dust mites. When a client complains that their breathing...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: pollen allergies, pollen allergies, allergy shots
pollen allergies, allergy shots, bee pollen: Robert... No, I have never seen that remedy work, but I have seen allergy shots from an allergist which are injected under the skin work, and the body does build immunity in this case. There are many different types of pollen and you will need to find...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: allergies, tylenol sinus, sinus headache
tylenol sinus, sinus headache, netti pot: Christina... Taking Allegra or Allegra D? If you think you are getting a sinus infection you would use an anti inflammatory. Tylenol is not anti-inflammatory, Advil is. If it truely is a sinus infection then when it produces a green color you will probably...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: allergies, allergist immunologist, post nasal drip
allergist immunologist, post nasal drip, loss of tolerance: Josh...I m going to give you an answer that is based on intuition if you don t get tested by an allergist. I always work with the Dr to save out of pocket expenses for needless environmental testing. We may be able to do this long distance, if you are motivated....

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: rash/iching after flu shot, utf 8, dermatologist
Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: rash/iching after flu shot, utf 8, dermatologist, google

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Respiratory, chronic fatigue syndrome, acute bronchitis
chronic fatigue syndrome, acute bronchitis, printing chemicals: Mary...I can t speak to the polyporpalene because neither the government or the chemical companies have tested offgassing or exposure. By The Way. You realize that most all of the money supporting the Anti Government and Tea Party are coming from Chemical...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: rash/iching after flu shot, ammonium lactate, swimmers ear
ammonium lactate, swimmers ear, flu shot: Glenn... Actually, a viral issue can drag on if the circumstances are right. They are very confounding to diagnosis because there is not a trail of evidence and lets face it, most people would not associate an event 3-4 months in the past. You follow up...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Sinus problems, netti pot, allergic to wheat
netti pot, allergic to wheat, sinus problems: I found the kits sold in stores virtually worthless. If it s on the outside of your home it may not be causing any problems at all. It s when it gets inside that it is toxic. Here are a couple of articles I wrotd. http://breathe-rite.com/Blog/?p=428#more-428...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Allergy?, blurred vision in one eye, otc decongestant
blurred vision in one eye, otc decongestant, loss of tolerance: John, there are so many issues involved in your question that it is not practical to do anything buy generalize. Medical and Environmental testing need to be coordinated here. Steroids main side effect is the suppression of the immune system, so yes, this...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: ears, allergy history, history information
allergy history, history information, particulars: steve... I would love to help you, but there is very little history information here. I have written a brief on how to compose your allergy history. Please read it and give me the particulars in order for me to contribute. If you have problems reading...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: fabric softener ?, chemical allergies, nickel sulfate
Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: fabric softener ?, chemical allergies, nickel sulfate, sodium thiosulfate

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: fabric softener ?, laundry detergent, fabric softener
laundry detergent, fabric softener, dust mites: TH...This is a field that I have been educating my clients on for the past 2 years. Your description is classic...and very informative in its precision. Thanks for that. I will give you an explanation that has a little more detail than normal but not speak...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: irritants/sinus, msds sheet, web products
msds sheet, web products, disinfectant: Caleb... This sterilent is not to be inhaled, come in contact with the skin, have fumes around mucous tissue or the eyes. Breathing causes irritation of the respiratory tract and nasal discomfort and coughing. if you can taste the vapors you are over...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: irritants/sinus, plastic gloves, best guess
plastic gloves, best guess, gallon bottle: Caleb... Be aware that exposure to a sterilent like this is not one and done. You washed a lot of dishes yesterday and you won t wash as much today. However, Sensitivity related exposure and illnesses are also from repeated or chronic exposure. One day,...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: irritants/sinus, meat dept, dish washing
meat dept, dish washing, phelgm: caleb.. Could be either or both. Red/brown may mean allergies to disinfectants, brown usually comes with a head cold and signifies infection from viral or bacterial source. If you find out the name of the disinfectant, I can advise you of its toxicity....

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Low grade sinus Infection, post nasal drip, outdoor allergens
post nasal drip, outdoor allergens, sinus symptoms: Josh...I believe we covered this several emails back, but; Yes, chronic sinus inflammation, even low grade, will contribute to an inflammatory response in the body. These symptoms include, low grade aches and pains, Head Aches, and most all the symptoms...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: possible peanut allergy, immune illness, peanut allergy
immune illness, peanut allergy, nose points: Josh...Peanut butter, hmmmmmm. Peanut growth and packaging is at the top of contaminated food products. There are not enough inspectors FDA to physically visit all the plants so the industry does their own inspections. How s that for efficiency. It...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Reply, questio, strenuous exercise
questio, strenuous exercise, sulfites: Both allergies and chemical sensitivites compromise the immune system. When this happens, and while the immune system is weakened your may feel like your are reacting to same issues. This might appear as joint aches, unusual fatigue with prolonged recovery...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Thanks!, post nasal drip, low grade fevers
post nasal drip, low grade fevers, sinus headaches: Josh... I THINK that this sounds typical of a combination of two things going on. One a problem or problems that have weakedend y9our immune system. Two, some allergies that are also contributing to your immune system with a possible low grade infection....

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: allergic rhinitis, tinitis, sensitive persons
tinitis, sensitive persons, gene sperling: zafar, thanks for the question. Although it is unlikely that perfumes will cause the development of asthma, they do lead to allergic rhinitis in many sensitive persons. Most perfumes and fragrances are no longer made of natural ingredients but rather...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Allergys, fabreeze products, yellow phlegm
fabreeze products, yellow phlegm, normal saline: Debbie... Allegra D followed by Claritin D taken in the am, and using the 12 hour tab so that it doesn t effect your sleep. Other remedies that complete this are: 1) Wash out your sinus s with normal saline 3-4 times daily during allergy season. Especially...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: cat allergy, mild sore throat, pet kitten
mild sore throat, pet kitten, mucus membranes: OK, your description throws me a little....The kitten being in the home 3 weeks before the onset of symptoms. This places you in a middle position . I am sending you a link to an article I have my clients read prior to home/office audits in order to get...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: moldy closet, mold growth, extreme caution
mold growth, extreme caution, storage closet: James....This question has a number of variables and they depend upon how much your immune system is compromised. First: and foremost is to ventilate the room with fresh outside air. This will both dry the enclosed area and slow the mold growth, and with...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Progressive Cough, healthy immune system, cough drops
healthy immune system, cough drops, hiv patients: Nicholas, a fungal infection is possible, but unlikely if you have a healthy immune system. Tinea versicolor is not easily spread to the lungs unless the person is immunocompromised as in HIV patients. For these types of issues always look at the...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: reactions, apple cider vinegar, blood glucose level
apple cider vinegar, blood glucose level, raw apple cider vinegar: howard... NO to vinegar, and No to household remedies to diabetes. With 35 years in pharmacy I can tell you the following with assurance, having seen many diabetics over the course of their original diagnosis. 1. You MUST monitor your blood glucose...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: runny nose, continuous problem, detective work
continuous problem, detective work, transparent fluid: Priyanka...This question points to an environmental solution and is dependent upon where you live, your indoor environment, your outdoor environment, your allergies, foods, pets and your general living conditions. I encourage you to read some of the last...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: allergies, allergy shots, maintenance dose
allergy shots, maintenance dose, allergist: Great question...and the first time I have fielded it Michael. I am a pharmacist that views all vaccinations skeptically. I only took my children to those that the government forced me to. That being said, the allergy shots are not in the same category....

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: allergies and asthma?, Whopping Cough?
Whopping Cough?: H...Although you didn t give me a time period that this malady came on over, I am going to assume that it is 2-3 months based upon your description and then I am going to stretch my imagination a bit and offer that you may have had whooping cough---or pertussis....

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Allergy, inner ear infection, bee propolis
inner ear infection, bee propolis, distinct possibilities: Albina...This question is best answered in stages. There are a lot of moving parts. The dizziness has 3 distinct possibilities. 1. An ongoing or nagging sinus infection that you have never successfully gotten rid of. The swelling is affecting your...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Mattress, memory foam mattresses, memory foam mattress
memory foam mattresses, memory foam mattress, cause of headaches: Roger...In my environmental consulting/auditing business in Los Angeles I have removed just short of 10 memory foam mattresses that have been the root cause of headaches, non-healing sinus infections, and immune system illnesses. The most prominent of which...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Non allergic rhinitis, sinus pain and pressure, drip dry eyes
sinus pain and pressure, drip dry eyes, post nasal drip: Josh...I have never fully understood the term non-allergic rhinitis. If the nasal tissue becomes inflammed without haveing a cold, then isn t that an allergic reactions? In any case, a rhinitis can be initiated by chemicals and chemical reactions as well...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Potential Cause of Cough/Chest Congestion, vicks vapo rub, cough chest congestion
vicks vapo rub, cough chest congestion, whooping cough: Yes, take airborn every 4-6 hours and use an over the counter product called guifenisin which comes in 600mg tablets. That will help to break up the cough. If it accompanied by a tickle then get a Rx for a cough syrup with 1/4 gr of codeine. Cheers,...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Allergies? Or a weird cold?, coughing up mucus, pet allergy
coughing up mucus, pet allergy, dogs and cats: Diana...Involved question, but a good one. Allergies could have been started when you went to your friends home, but I seriously doubt that you are continuing them with the symptoms you lay out. There is a whooping cough type infection going on in...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: allergy injections, allergy injections, allergy shot
allergy injections, allergy shot, allergy shots: Cassandra...I have never seen statistics on this, but I suspect that it is VERY low compared to a vaccine. The amounts of allergens are so minute that they are under the radar . Remember, a vaccine is an attenuated live virus, and an allergy shot is just...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Allergies? Or a weird cold?, seasonal asthma, asthma medications
Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Allergies? Or a weird cold?, seasonal asthma, asthma medications, asthma medicine

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Smell of cigarrette on person, cigarrette, city traffic
cigarrette, city traffic, actuality: Johnny...While obnoxious, this is not destructive to your health unless, possibly, you have extremely sensitive sinus s. I share your views, but in actuality you are exposed to more dangerous issues when you walk outside in city traffic. Cheers, Gen...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Thanks!, allergy test, mild reactions
allergy test, mild reactions, allergic response: josh...in all probability these spots are normal reactions that your immune system responds to and then adequately addresses with it s response. The enlarged wheels represent a reaction that your body cannot respond to efficiently. The allergic response denotes...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: wild fire soot damage, soot particles, soot damage
soot particles, soot damage, slave lake alberta: Byron...This is a fairly extensive question to answer. I did a good deal of work on the Station Fires in Pasadena two years ago, and I can tell you that the problem is extensive and long running. The corrections can be DIY. If you want medical articles,...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Allergies and Climate Change, north west oregon, tea with honey
north west oregon, tea with honey, change of weather: Rochelle ... I suspect that his allergies are tied to your somewhat cooler climate and the trees that are notorious in Portland. It s one thing to grow up there, and quite another to move there. I might suggest allergy shots for his futher. Cheers,...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: How to Minimize Exposure to Cat Allergen, cat dander, allergy shot
cat dander, allergy shot, allergy shots: Chip... You have identified everything that can be done. You are just highly allergic to cats, and the counter measures will only work for short periods of time. I would suggest eventually getting allergy shots, but they take a while to build up, and...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Need Help, chronic hives, immune system works
chronic hives, immune system works, environmental allergies: Shelly.. The immune system works over a time interval with out bodies systems. Problems usually take a longer time period to manifest and they take a similar time period to subside. Your reference levels are not extraordinarily out of range. Take time...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Alergic reaction, triple antigen, learned responses
triple antigen, learned responses, immune response: Jenny... Your body recognized the immune response from childhood, and already had some, if not most, of the antibodies necessary to recover. When we re small we do not have the collection of learned responses that we develope as we age. Cheers, Gen...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Allergy, rescue pets, time karen
rescue pets, time karen, allergist: Karen... I m all for rescue pets, but this is a little puzzling, and I have to say that I haven t heard it in the past. Although is certainly sounds like an allergic reaction, I d have it checked out by an allergist. Do you use the same shampoo on...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Cold, cpap machine for sleep apnea, cold medication
cpap machine for sleep apnea, cold medication, cold symptoms: Bud.... What do you mean by cold symptoms? Do you wash your CPAP machine twice weekly and keep fresh filters in in and clean the humidifier reservoir routinely. Remember that these are a prime source of mold or slime growth. Be very careful. Cheers,...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Is it considered poisoning your roommate by purchasing a dog knowing your live-in mate is allergic to dog dander?, new roommate, allergic to dogs
new roommate, allergic to dogs, dog dander: Zoe... My personal thing is that the pet thing should have probably been handled in advance as part of the lease that was signed. Yes, your roommate may have been intentional and that is a very real problem, because it will be YOU moving out now. ...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Polyurethane and Air Safety, chronic sinus, defense mechanisms
chronic sinus, defense mechanisms, nasal pharynx: Bob.... There is a good deal to be concerned about, expecially if you or anyone in your family has Chemical Sensitivities which would lead to irritation of the nasal pharynx. This type of sensitivity can break down the bodies defense mechanisms very quickly...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Problems with nose and throat, duct cleaning services, home jan
duct cleaning services, home jan, proportions: Marie... I have had Sani-T-Plus sprayed into duct systems here in Los Angeles for 3 years now from either illiterate or uncaring duct cleaning services. It has been mixed in proportions that are incredible to me. I am going to try and attach a pdf to...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: hives, irregular heart beat, sulphur allergy
irregular heart beat, sulphur allergy, loradine: Pradaxa is a known allergen that produces skin reactions in 20+ % of the poplulation. I suggest that you review the medical data on Pradaxa as it is not recommended for persons greater that 65. There are too many potential side effects. Cheers, Gen...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Very tired after a sinus infection?, household cleaning products, power generation stations
household cleaning products, power generation stations, laundry aids: Carly. Glandular fever?? What is that? It sounds as if you may have chronic rhinosinusitis. Your sinuses have never really healed. Tell me a little about where you live. i.e. near freeways, oil refineries, power generation stations. Tell me about...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Child with new onset asthma and allergies, chest xray, walking pneumonia
chest xray, walking pneumonia, grasping at straws: Anony.... Whew! Great history. Where do I begin. All my referrals come from allergists/immunologists, and so many more are coming for kids recently.????? First: we start with her living conditions. Does she have hypo-allergenic pillow case covers...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Cough that only happens in one room, yeast infections, lack of sleep
yeast infections, lack of sleep, tower fan: I now sell only one brand of Air Purification to persons who are reacting. The IQAir Health Pro Plus. There is nothing else even close. The homes unit is actually a toy for anything beyond large particles. The UV lights are somewhat of a joke, and the filter...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Nasal Congestion, Nasal Congestion, Allergies
Nasal Congestion, Allergies: JC...This is very a perceptive observation. I like the fact that you question everything that you are asked to do and identify or separate the things that seem to work from the non-working. Virtually none of my clients do this. So; Flonase is something...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: 2 year old with horrible allergies, albuteral inhaler, fabric softners
albuteral inhaler, fabric softners, allergy specialist: Hannah, Has he been tested for specific allergies to the plant life that is native to this region? The first thing to do is to place a hypoallergenic pillowcase cover and mattress cover on where he sleeps. This is a primary source of allergens for kids....

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Follow Up to Request for more Information, bingo bingo bingo, landfill park
bingo bingo bingo, landfill park, methane gas: Amy... BINGO,BINGO,BINGO. Mount Trashmore has three hollow flagpoles used as vents that harmlessly release any trapped methane into the air ---Direct quote from your article. Unfortunately this never happens to dump sites. I am expert on two things:...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Indoor air / respiratory problems, frequent sore throat, nasal passages
frequent sore throat, nasal passages, costly proposition: Amy... If the ducts were pressure tested then ask for the results. They should read 6% or less which is the national standard. Anything more is defective. Re OZONE. It is ABSOLUTELY verboten in or around asthmatics or COPD patients or anyone with lung...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Lipstick and breathing, natural scents, cause breathing problems
natural scents, cause breathing problems, fragance: Debbie, Although i can t speak from experience, i guess it is possible. Ever since the chemical mfgrs replaced natural scents with fake ones many of these compound utilize more than 300 different chemicals to derive their fragrence. Since many of these...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: sick, pollen spores, sinus infection
pollen spores, sinus infection, good bacteria: Clean air in Colorado Springs is 1980 s. This area has gotten more and more polluted for the past 20 years. American Lung Assc give it a C . Discover in papers, news articles, Drs web sites what blooms between April and June. Educate yourself about what...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Asthma And Chest Congestion, chest congestion, upper respiratory infection
chest congestion, upper respiratory infection, sinus symptoms: Curtney, Many questions here. The allegra is a good suggestion if taken with 2 advils in the am and two in the pm. This will reduce the bodies anti-inflammatory response. Beyond that see what your allergist suggests. I ll be happy to answer any questions...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: chronic sinusitis or chronic post nasal drip, post nasal drip, chronic sinusitis
post nasal drip, chronic sinusitis, heavy smoke: Chris, I can t offer you a condition because so much is involved with intermittant PND. Environmental, household, weather, pets, clutter, chemicals etc. You have to begin by asking yourself Whats Changed? each time that a new occurance comes up. Then...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Fire Restoration, smoke from the fires, oil soap
smoke from the fires, oil soap, respiratory issues: Jennifer...You are correct, unfortunately. Testing will show large amounts of char/soot/ash in your attic, carpet, duct system, and just about every nook and cranny. I spent a good deal of time testing homes in and around the Station Fires here in Los...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: sinus, sinus pain in back of head, pointsettias
sinus pain in back of head, pointsettias, congested nose: Donna, Obviously, you have a condition that responds to Nasonex, which makes sense when you have the IgE portion of the immune system involved. Be thankful for that. Be very thankful. Many persons spend thousands trying to find what works. Allergies...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: 2 Questions - Itchy Throat & Cats, hepa air purifier, inner ears
hepa air purifier, inner ears, animal allergies: E....What industry do you work in? Is it oil sands or heavy crude? When I grew up in Bakersfield I had the same issues. Tell me a little of the regions that you live in and what is going on there. If you use the HEPA filter made by IQ Air (HealthPro...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: allergies, low grade fever, allergy tests
low grade fever, allergy tests, permanent teeth: John...Very good and broad question. First, I assume that toddler means 2-3 years old. The first thing that I suggest during that age is that the child has molars moving around. This caused clear runny nose and a little malaise sometimes crankiness....

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Chronic Blocked Nose, rebound congestion, yellow mucus
rebound congestion, yellow mucus, saline nasal spray: Shane....This is really 4-5 questions, and I m a little confused but I ll see if I can aid you. Rebound congestion brought on by the use of nasal decongestants like Afrin only usually come on after use for more than 5 days. They are definately not meant...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: lump left following mosquito bite, wasp sting, anaphalactic shock
wasp sting, anaphalactic shock, multiple chemical sensitivity: Ian...You did not read the entirety of my response. I said: The welt is probably just tissue with an abundance of WBCs and Neutrophils that will take a little longer to resorb. But they eventually will. A little connective tissue scaring may remain, but...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: memory foam mattress, memory foam mattress, mattress cover
memory foam mattress, mattress cover, chronic fatigue: Eric... I appreciate your position. Yes by all means, try a hypo allergenic mattress (cover) first. BB&B have some good ones. You may also try on line, but be prepard to take it back if it doesn t work out. Sinus issues and sore eyes usually stems from...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Allergies and NO voice :(, allergy shot, single family residence
allergy shot, single family residence, fabreeze: I have several clients in various stages of recovery from this issue. May I ask about your home situation. Primarily, if it is a single family residence is it on a slab or a foundation with a sub-floor? Then tell me a little about the interiors flooring,...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Dust Allergy., dust allergy, diesel pollution
dust allergy, diesel pollution, medicine name: Jahanzaib... Although Karachi presents many pollution problems including coal burning ovens, it s main problem is traffic and the diesel pollution that surround it. This diesel pollution overtakes almost all other issues as pertains to allergies. ...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Indoor Allergy Help, celosia plant, dragon plant
celosia plant, dragon plant, plant allergies: Very thorough description. I have some direct reflections based upon just what you told me. Allergic Rhinitis; good description. Probably TILT related (Toxicant Induced Loss of Tolerance) Hamsters are notorious irritants for asthma patients. Dragon...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Sinuses, household cleaning products, air pollution
household cleaning products, air pollution, chemical exposure: Nthabiseng, It sounds as if you are experiencing rhinosinussitis . It could be coming from air pollution, indoor chemical exposure, or exposure to household cleaning products. I would need to know more about your location, home and more detail about...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Allergy, laundry soaps, laundry detergent
laundry soaps, laundry detergent, allergies asthma: Anne... There is one Air Filtration that stands out from the crowd, and it is the ONLY one that I sell to immunocompromised patients. The IQ Air Health Pro Plus. It is a excellant plact to begin by placing one in the bedroom. If you have carpet in the...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: allergy affectin breathing and sleep, steroid inhaler, chronic bronchitis
steroid inhaler, chronic bronchitis, nasal passages: Nuala... There is no cure or alternative for living in a crowded, city such as Dublin. You will never get ahead of the adverse aspects of the pollution....especially in a stuffy apt. I arrive at this through about 30 years of experience. Me advice is...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Children's polyester fleece blankets., polyester fibers, lint trap
polyester fibers, lint trap, flame retardents: Greg... A good point, The fact is our respiratoy system is constantly inhaling these small and diverse fibers, so their chemical make up is important. The major issue here though is not as much the fibers as the flame retardents that are incorporated....

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Poteintial allergy, or response to infectious disease?, stomach bloating, puffy eyelids
stomach bloating, puffy eyelids, south east asia: JC... One cannot have full confidence with these types of issues. You had so many skin reactions linking to the bowel that I think her original tests were most appropriate. I might suggest that you await the results and then seek out a good infectious...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Air Quality in Home Affected by Contents After a House Fire, Fire Damage
Fire Damage: Carrie...Oh Boy! This is EXACTLY the reason that I exited my Respiratory Pharmacy and converted Breathe-Rite Air to a Testing Company dealing with Allergists/Immunologists. The problems that you speak of are from the changes made in the nature of the...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Ear infections, chronic ear infections, ear tubes
chronic ear infections, ear tubes, excess fluid: Kim The camera can see almost all the way down the throat. Yes, it could see any visible lumps but not all lumps are visible. Yes allergies can cause excess fluid created from the immune system and it can stuff up the middle ear. Cheers, Gen...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: sinus headache
Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: sinus headache

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: sinus headache, sinus headaches, sinus headache
sinus headaches, sinus headache, dry heat: Mary... There is a simple way that can usually be used. Go into another Bedroom and sleep on another mattress for a couple of weeks. See if that makes a difference. There is not way to genuinely tell if you do not test the theory. Until that time it...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Virus Allergy??, Virus reaction
Virus reaction: Lynsey... A virus sets off IgE antibodies in the body, so technically each virus sets up an allergy. Your reaction while a little out of the ordinary is not totally unusual. If your temperature was elevated for a significant time period, then that is...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Allergy Medicine side effects, medicine side effects, allergy medicine
medicine side effects, allergy medicine, seasonal allergies: Teri My personal favorite. Allegra D or fexophenadine D, 12 hour, taken once each morning with an advil tablet both morning and evening. The D will keep you awake at night if you take it too close to bed. This gives 3 ways of attack: an antihistamine...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: sinus and cough, advil tablets, allegra d
advil tablets, allegra d, allergic response: S C Sounds like an allergic response, but you didn t tell me where you live. Begin with Allegra D (12 hour) or its generic. Take one tablet in the morning along with 2 advil tablets. Take one additional advil table at bedtime. Repeat this process...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Wood burning Fire Place, Wood burning Fire Place
Wood burning Fire Place: Jacqui... The Fire Place that has burned wood, and to a lesser extent even gas is a complete repository to all the hydrocarbons emitted by diesel vehicles and forest fires. You may think of it as a 150-250 square inch hole in your roof through which...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Air purifers/ hepa filters/ ionic air cleaners, ionic air cleaner, ionic air cleaners
ionic air cleaner, ionic air cleaners, hard wood floors: Lissette... Absolutely NO to the ionic/plasma/or charged particle thing. I only guarantee one unit anymore. The Health Pro Plus from IQ air. I tell my clients that if at the end of 30 days they are not better in most every way, just return the unit to...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Allergies?, post nasal drip, chest x ray
post nasal drip, chest x ray, emergen c: Scott... You re in a great group. About 2 million others in the US have this or are just getting over it. It typically lasts between 2-4 weeks. I suggest that in addition to the above you begin taking latge doses of Vit C, with Zn. As you get in Airborne...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: hives, old farts, drug allergy
old farts, drug allergy, kidney function: Howard... I still think that the Allegra in the morning, and the Benadryl (25mg) at night are best till the rash disappears. Also, it is very important to re-moistureize your skin after each shower. Try a good hand cream along with a product that you...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: allergies?, Bloating and SRI
Bloating and SRI: Well...The short part of a longer answer is yes. Bloating can be exacerbated by an allergic reaction. In a well Published article on TILT or Sensitivity Related Illnesses from the Medical Journal Science of the Total Environment it states..... the most...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Hoarseness for past 3yrs, post nasal drip, nasal mucosa
post nasal drip, nasal mucosa, fabreze: Heather... It is very difficult to deal with a situation like yours, so lets first look at the basics of Environmental issues. Begin with your bedding: Mandatory pillow and mattress hypoallergenic covers. BedBath&Beyond. Laundry products must not...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Nasal Spray Addiction, nasal spray addiction, normal saline
nasal spray addiction, normal saline, sterimar: Kelly Your issue is common. I would not look for the symptoms to leave any faster that the length of time that you used the sprays. It may subside faster depending on the damage done. In the meantime these saline sprays are your only recourse. The Sterimar...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Rhinitis, post nasal drip, fabreze
post nasal drip, fabreze, dust mites: Debbie... Begin with your bedding: Mandatory pillow and mattress hypoallergenic covers. BedBath&Beyond. Laundry products must not contain odors. Absolutely no fabric softeners of any kind. These degrade with heat and turn into a teflon product. ...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: 62 y/o father coughs constantly, post nasal drip, mild sedation
post nasal drip, mild sedation, mild hypertension: Jessica, I know you and your dad are frustrated but believe it or not the fact that the bronchoscopy results were normal is good. The next 2 things that are on the list are #1 allergies #2 Psychological. What are the chances for both in your dads...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Allergies, doubt in my mind, histamines
doubt in my mind, histamines, new man: Mary, I am checking my mail from a remote location at the moment but for now. visit my blog http://secrets2health.wordpress.com/ and then go to www.secrets2health.com and request the health report that will without a doubt in my mind directly address...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Allergies/Asthma, cortisone shot, allergies asthma
cortisone shot, allergies asthma, protein milk: Hello Mike, You obviously live a healthy life. But it also seems that you are getting a very high dose of allergens or other things your body considers a toxin into your system. There are some foods that can help you get rid of toxins in other ways....

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Allergies or herpes?, genital herpes, std clinic
genital herpes, std clinic, menstrual pain: Sara, You need to go to an STD clinic if you have concerns about genital herpes. I unfortunately cannot answer your question without an actual physical exam. If you know that either your partner or you has a high risk for contracting herpes than you...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Allergies and Sleep, sinus surgeries, cpap devices
sinus surgeries, cpap devices, laundry detergents: Peter, Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a hard problem to live with. I would like to know further details about your settings for the c-pap and if you have been committed to using the mask daily and or trying to switch to another mask...etc. Or have you...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Allergies, green leafy vegetables, bancha tea
green leafy vegetables, bancha tea, chick peas: In general, you can decrease the amount of dairy in your diet. Try to elimate it alltogether. Also try to remove sugar from your diet. Increase green leafy vegetables and vegetables in general. Try to substitute beans, lentils, chick peas and mushrooms for...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Allergy swollen eyes, bancha tea, milk yogurt
bancha tea, milk yogurt, allergy shots: There are toxins in your body and your body is trying to get rid of them. In your case, your body is trying to do it through your eyes. A lot of allergies have no symptoms, but when we eat bad foods, that s when the symptoms begin. Milk and other dairy...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: adenoid surgery gone bad, nasal drainage, t sinus
nasal drainage, t sinus, chronic cough: Hi Cynthia, Unfortunately I can t answer all of your questions, I am not a medical doctor. However, I find it strange that if your son s adenoids were taken out, how can the doctor say the adenoids are enlarged? Your doctor doesn t seem as professional...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: allergies to chemicals in the home, respiratory congestion, logical solution
respiratory congestion, logical solution, healthy choice: Honestly this is beyond my expertise. But the most logical solution would be to remove the nylon Karastan carpet and/or the Healthy Choice pad since they are obviously giving you the problems. I m sorry I can t be of any more help. Best of luck to you!...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: allergies, swollen eyelids, cheese whey
swollen eyelids, cheese whey, swollen eyelid: Try the following: Remove all dairy products from your diet. This includes but is not limited to: milk, yogurt, cheese, whey powder, lactose. These products stimulate your body to produce histamines, which in turn cause the allergy symptoms like stuffed...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: allergy testing, mucus production, prime cause
mucus production, prime cause, pseudoephedrine: It seems to me that if you are told to not take antihistamines, and the pill you are taking does not contain antihistamines, then you should be fine. But to be sure, ask the doctor who told you not to take the antihistamines if the pseudoephedrine will affect...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: allergy, apple cider vinegar, ground grains
apple cider vinegar, ground grains, graham flour: Fruit sugar isn t really bad for you, what I meant was white processed sugar. (By the way, your recipe for quick bread sounds very nice. Can you tell me more?) I recommend you also cut out whey protein. If you ve gone one month without consuming any part...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Breathing Difficulty, tea with honey, breathing treatment
tea with honey, breathing treatment, breathing capacity: This is really tough, because I think your wife really needs medical help. Is there some kind of free clinic you can go to somehow? I can give you some minor advice, I hope it might help fight the symptoms. Cut down on dairy intake. Dairy stimulates...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: baby and dog dander, german shepherd puppy, month old baby
german shepherd puppy, month old baby, allergy testing: John, I would have to say it is hard for me to tell you whats going on but that you made a good educated decision in returning the dog. Once your baby is older then they can have allergy testing to confirm the presence of allergies. Children are sensitive...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: breathing, post nasal drip, muscle tension
post nasal drip, muscle tension, sinuses: Hello Marj, This is a very tough situation you re in. I don t think it has a lot to do with allergies, but with things like muscle tension and stress. So I recommend you get medical treatment as soon as possible. I m afraid I can t do much for you...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: CANT GET HELP, skull base, muscle tension
skull base, muscle tension, intermittent pain: It s more likely that your pains are caused by muscle tension, which, in turn, can be caused by allergies (sneezing, coughing, etc, can cause muscle tension.) Try meditation and muscle relaxing exercises like yoga to alleviate the muscle tension. It may...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Cat Allergy, animal filter, cholestrol levels
animal filter, cholestrol levels, cat allergy: Allergies of this type are often caused by dairy. Remove all dairy from your diet and your symptoms will decrease. They ll never go away completely, because of the fact you are in such close contact with a cat, which you are obviously allergic to. Keep your...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Cat Dander Allergies, dander allergies, cat dander
dander allergies, cat dander, allergy pills: A lot of people can and will benefit from removing dairy from their diet. Dairy contains a substance which makes your body produce histamines, which in turn makes the body produce mucus. This is why people take anti-histamines when they want to reduce allergy...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Chronic Sinitus, sinus cavity, wisdom teeth
sinus cavity, wisdom teeth, cellulitus: Dear Malinda, I m very sorry to hear about all your troubles. Hopefully I can help you get at least a little better. Your body has various ways to get rid of what it perceives as toxins. It s been my experience that most people mainly use one or two...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Constant throat clearing, symptoms of allergies, histamines
symptoms of allergies, histamines, allergist: It sounds very much like allergies. The symptoms of allergies are caused by histamines, which is why people take anti-histamines. Diet can be a big factor in your body s production of histamines, especially dairy and meat. Try getting your husband to not consume...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: cat allergy, cat dander, cat allergy
cat dander, cat allergy, allergic to cats: Donna, The issue here and it is quite frequently seen in similar scenarios to your son. People (children) grow up with an allergen so they become sensitized to it. Meaning they have a constant level of exposure to an allergen (cat dander, in your sons...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: chronic sinus problems, chronic sinus problems, ears nose and throat specialist
chronic sinus problems, ears nose and throat specialist, allergy issues: Diana, My best advice for you is to go to www.secrets2health.com and request the report. You will find relevant info in it that will help you with these allergy issues you are having. If you decide you want to go ahead and sign up simply e-mail me back...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: constant throat claring with flim, goat cheese, milk proteins
goat cheese, milk proteins, goat milk: Get yourself tested for allergies. Try to further reduce dairy. Milk, cheese, yoghurt, butter, etc. Check for ingredients like wey powder, lactose or milk proteins in the ingredients listings on things like potato chips, cookies and so on. Very often they...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Dairy allergy, baby cows, respiratory allergy
baby cows, respiratory allergy, dairy allergy: In the western world, it s not extremely common. But outside of the western world, worldwide, about 70% of all people are lactose intolerant. Simply said, milk is for babies and cow milk is for baby cows. Milk contains lactose which cannot be properly digested...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: ears nose and throat q, chronic sinitus, ear cancer
chronic sinitus, ear cancer, sinus infection: I would definitely go back to your doctor again, maybe get a second opinion. To relieve the symptoms, you could cut down on your dairy intake. Do it gradually over a period of several weeks. Eventually, you should cut out all dairy. Cow milk contains a...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: end of my rope, gargle with salt water, goat cheese
gargle with salt water, goat cheese, sinus pressure: Hello Melissa, Your problems are awful, I hope I can give you a little advice that will help you. You obviously have bad allergies that make your body produce mucus. But what a lot of people don t know is that the things that you eat can also stimulate...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: eyelid bumps, swollen eyelids, allergy problems
swollen eyelids, allergy problems, body acts: Dear Jane, The human body acts in many different ways to get rid of things it sees as toxins. With your bad allergies, did you rub your eyes a lot? Perhaps not consciously, but subconsciously? That s all I can really think of. I do recommend you see a doctor...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Fasting as an allergy treatment, hay fever symptoms, seattle washington area
hay fever symptoms, seattle washington area, low protein diet: Andrew, I have to say that I admire your commitment and here is what I know: The human body is designed with the capacity to fast and although fasting is safe as well as effective, it is essential to be under medical supervision when on any extended...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Food Allergy, natural sweetener, food allergy
natural sweetener, food allergy, milk cheese: Sugar is bad for you. Stop eating it. Substitute it with Stevia, a natural sweetener. Dairy (milk, cheese, yogurt, etc) is bad for you. Stop eating/drinking it. Substitute it with soy products. I m sorry, but that s pretty much what you have to do. You...

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Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Allergies/Asthma, animal dander, outgoing air
Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Allergies/Asthma, animal dander, outgoing air, upstairs room

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Allergies or herpes?, hsv 1, oral sex
Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Allergies or herpes?, hsv 1, oral sex

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Allergy swollen eyes, two doctors, swollen eyes
Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Allergy swollen eyes, two doctors, swollen eyes, pataday eye drops

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Breathing Difficulty, african grey parrot, cat dander
Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Breathing Difficulty, african grey parrot, cat dander, causes of asthma

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: baby and dog dander, educated guess, pets
Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: baby and dog dander, educated guess, pets

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: breathing, temporary relief, sinus
Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: breathing, temporary relief, sinus, allergies

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Chronic Sinitus, sinus infections, mucus
Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Chronic Sinitus, sinus infections, mucus

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Constant throat clearing, meds, medication
Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Constant throat clearing, meds, medication

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: chronic sinus problems, health food store, neti pot
Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: chronic sinus problems, health food store, neti pot, sinus infection

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Dairy allergy, milk protein allergy, milk proteins
Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Dairy allergy, milk protein allergy, milk proteins, dairy allergies

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Fasting as an allergy treatment, allergy asthma, allergy test
Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Fasting as an allergy treatment, allergy asthma, allergy test, seasonal allergy

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Headaches in the morning - allergy?, fizzy drinks, bed clothes
Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Headaches in the morning - allergy?, fizzy drinks, bed clothes, anti histamine

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Why does my nose run every morning?
Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Why does my nose run every morning?

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: persistent cough, post nasal drip, persistent cough
Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: persistent cough, post nasal drip, persistent cough, gurd

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: sinus problem, sinus infections, ear problems
Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: sinus problem, sinus infections, ear problems, ear drum

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: sinus problems, lit cigarette, nostril
Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: sinus problems, lit cigarette, nostril, early teens

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Tight Chest pressure in sinuses, co codamol, brufen
Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Tight Chest pressure in sinuses, co codamol, brufen, paracetamol

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Toddler Allergies, milk casein, nasal polyps
Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Toddler Allergies, milk casein, nasal polyps, chronic inflammation

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Vocal remedies without Ragweed, vocal coach, everynight
Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Vocal remedies without Ragweed, vocal coach, everynight, alfredo

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Weird Smell in my Nose, tobacco cigarette, lungs
Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Weird Smell in my Nose, tobacco cigarette, lungs, irritant

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Hay fever, laundry detergents, release nitrogen
laundry detergents, release nitrogen, flood gate: Sajed, More than two thousand irritants are indoors, where we spend as much as 900 % of our time. To protect yourself from getting exposed to indoor and outdoor irritants, you should keep your home clean, reduce pet dander, decontaminate decor, attach...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Headaches in the morning - allergy?, climate problem, sinus problems
climate problem, sinus problems, allergy testing: Damien, Have you been to a doctor with these concerns? Do you have pets? What line of personal care products do you use? What kind of bedding do you sleep on? Have you had allergy testing? Do you take any allergy meds and have they helped? Allergies...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: infection or just allergies?, leafy green vegetables, allergy induced asthma
leafy green vegetables, allergy induced asthma, cold sweats: Hello D. In my experience, phlegm and mucus is formed when the body tries to rid itself of something it considers a toxin. This toxin can be anything, it can be in your food, in the air you breathe, it can even be a lack of sleep, emotional turmoil or stress....

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: kids with allergies, low blood count, sinus medicine
low blood count, sinus medicine, sinus infections: I ll explain something about the human body. The human body is very capable of expelling poison. One way of expelling poisons is through the mucus. The more mucus you produce, the more poisons the body is trying to expel. Poisons can be anything from bad food,...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: nasal problems, allergy symptoms, prime cause
allergy symptoms, prime cause, nothing of the kind: Hello, Sounds to me like you have hayfever. Hayfever is an allergy to pollen. What helps a lot is cutting down or removing all dairy from your diet. Dairy is a prime cause for allergy symptoms, even if you re not directly allergic to it. So no milk, no...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Why does my nose run every morning?, mites, mite
mites, mite, good health: You could be mildly allergic to mites. Pillows are usually full of mite droppings. Try replacing your pillow. Is your room properly ventilated? I don t mean AC, I mean proper air. Also, it might be a good idea to see a doctor. Get yourself tested for allergies....

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Ongoing chest infection, full blood test, faleraki
full blood test, faleraki, chest infection: I think you re not giving yourself enough rest to get over the infection. You need to rest and stay away from the clubbing for a couple of weeks to let your body fully recuperate. Otherwise you ll just recover a little and then continue having relapses...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Pet Allergies, pet allergies, vacuum cleaner
pet allergies, vacuum cleaner, lots of hair: Shi Tzus are indeed not linked to directly causing allergies, however, since they are dogs with lots of hair, they can contain a lot of mite waste products, which in turn can cause very strong allergic reactions. To avoid getting mites, vacuum the house every...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Pet allergies, excess mucus, pet allergies
excess mucus, pet allergies, kittens: Allergies are a symptom of the fact that your body considers certain items a poison to the body and it tries to expell these poisons by producing excess mucus which then stuffs up your nose. Dairy contains a chemical that stimulates the production of mucus....

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Pet allergies, saliva glands, hypoallergenic pets
saliva glands, hypoallergenic pets, common allergens: Anita, There are no breeds of cats or dogs that are hypoallergenic. Skin prick testing is done to the common allergens, i.e cat, dog, grass, dust mite...etc. not animal breeds as each species shares the common causative allergen. Hypoallergenic pets...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: persistent cough, time magazine article, psycho therapist
time magazine article, psycho therapist, persistent cough: Colin, I am presuming you are a psycho-therapist or analyst. http://www.cfpc.ca/cfp/2002/Aug/vol48-aug-cme-1.asp Follow this link for the main causes of cough. Psychological cough is there and I know I have seen patients with it myself. I honestly...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: persistent cough, post nasal drip, persistent cough
post nasal drip, persistent cough, allergy medicine: Nikola, Here are the causes of chronic cough in non smokers: postnasal drip syndrome, asthma, and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Medications called ACE inhibitors used to treat blood pressure are another major cause of chronic cough. Even though...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: pet allergies, short haired cats, long haired cats
short haired cats, long haired cats, colored cats: Mark... The point here is the constant exposure as opposed to the time interval of interruption to that constant exposure. I am unaware of a specefic time interval for allergies to redevelop but let me give you this example; If you are taking a medication...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Red,Swollen Eyelids, red swollen eyelids, atopic dermatitis
red swollen eyelids, atopic dermatitis, heat rash: Laurie, You sound like a bad case of allergies. At this point, and I frequently advise this to people who seem to be suffering with allergies of which the cause is unknown, I would advise you to visit this website www.secrets2health.com Through them...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: red stuff in flim, cold flu, red stuff
cold flu, red stuff, flim: Hello Lena, If it s very small amounts, you shouldn t worry about it. You probably have some very, very miniscule wounds in your nose from snorting and blowing your nose. If it persists more than a few days or if there s a lot more red, go see a doctor...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: running clear liquid from nose when 3 or 5 times a day, excess mucus, mucus production
excess mucus, mucus production, sinuses: It seems to be that when you sleep, mucus builds up in your sinuses and then when you wake up, you get up and the liquid gets shifted around and ends up running out your nose. There has to be some kind of cause for the excess mucus production. I would recommend...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: SINUS PROBS, leafy green vegetables, wheat products
leafy green vegetables, wheat products, blow your nose: Cut all the medication unless it s required for survival. All these sprays only serve to aggravate your problem. Don t blow your nose overly much, that may cause damage. Try sniffing and getting rid of it that way (by spitting it out). Next, cut down...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Sinus/allergies?, chronic fatigue syndrome, sinus cavity
chronic fatigue syndrome, sinus cavity, sinus allergies: Tanya, I am sorry you have had such a rough time. The short answer to your question is yes. But, have you heard of Melaleuca or tried any of thier products?? Though this is not why I am here I would like to share this information with you as i believe...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Sinus problem, leafy green vegetables, sinus problem
leafy green vegetables, sinus problem, bancha tea: The best thing for you to do is probably to change your diet somewhat. Gradually reduce the intake of dairy products until you can remove them altogether from your diet. Eat more leafy green vegetables and try to get some bancha tea, this will help cleanse...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Sinuses?, holistic healer, inflamed sinuses
holistic healer, inflamed sinuses, sinus problems: If your GP isn t helping you, you should see someone else. Blood in your mucus could be from blowing your nose too much or inhaling too sharply. I recommend a holistic healer rather than a regular doctor, as a holistic healer tries to make you whole again,...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Sinusitis, brain abscess, allergic rhinitis
brain abscess, allergic rhinitis, upper respiratory tract: Dave... Sinusitis is strongly associated with asthma and allergic rhinitis, with patients often suffering from more than one of these conditions. Acute sinusitis is most commonly triggered by a viral cold or flu that infects the upper respiratory tract...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Swollen eyelids, leafy green vegetables, post nasal drip
leafy green vegetables, post nasal drip, swollen eyelids: Bone health depends on two things. First and foremost, level of physical activity. If you sit on the couch all day, every day, and do nothing, you will have weak bones, no matter what you do. If you re active and do a good amount of physical work, like housekeeping,...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: sinus problem, nasal saline, nasal septum
nasal saline, nasal septum, sinus problem: No, I doubt your surgery has worsened the problem. Frequently these symptoms persist although all scans and x rays are normal. Have you been diagnosed with allergic Rhinitis?? Do you do nasal saline rinses or have you done them?? Have you considered...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: About sinus problem, sinus problem, cough syrup
sinus problem, cough syrup, pain killers: Janaki, I am confused and distressed about why a doctor would prescribe anti-biotics if all the findings were normal?? If I cannot help anyone here I would want everyone who reads this to please NOT TAKE antibiotics for no good reason other than to just...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: sinus problems and cough, sinus problems, allergy specialist
sinus problems, allergy specialist, sinus infections: Dampness can cause severe allergic reactions. This is slightly beyond my expertise, but if you can find a chinese healer, they may very well be able to help you with your problem. They vision on health problems is radically different from our western view,...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: sinus problems, thick mucus, nasal cavities
thick mucus, nasal cavities, sinus problems: Dear Patrick, It sounds to me that you have some fairly thick mucus lodged in your nasal cavities. Mucus is salty and that can explain the metallic taste you re experiencing. You need to get it out of your body. Some good ways are drinking some very hot...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Tight Chest pressure in sinuses, ventolin inhaler, tight chest
ventolin inhaler, tight chest, loss of appetite: Kate, Have you had allergic skin testing? Do you know when theses symptoms appear or get worse?? Do you keep a daily diary of your symptoms? Many things can cause similar symptoms to what you are experiencing. Go to www.secrets2health.com and request...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Tight chest, tight chest, having trouble breathing
tight chest, having trouble breathing, family doc: Anthony, You describe something that is worrisome, I do not know how old you are but if you are in the age range or have any risk factors for developing heart problems I would suggest you go to your family Doc ASAP. I do not want to throw diagnosis...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Tired of being sick...., low grade fever, constant chest pain
low grade fever, constant chest pain, wheezing cough: Hello Michelle, How are you doing these days...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Toddler Allergies, post nasal drip, laundry detergents
post nasal drip, laundry detergents, allergy medications: Susan, My heart breaks for your little one and I am sorry you both are in so much misery and pain. Please visit this website NOW www.secrets2health.com and order my report. I will call you within 48 hrs and show you what I think is a great solution....

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: using netti pot with deviated septum, grass cats, nasal septum
grass cats, nasal septum, netti pot: Chris, I am all for natural remedies and I believe in them a lot. The fact that you have a deviated nasal septum should not interfere with your use of netti pot. It is a simple issue of commitment to the regular use of it if you find that it is working...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Does VCD has Remedy?., upper gi endoscopy, vocal cord dysfunction
upper gi endoscopy, vocal cord dysfunction, proton pump inhibitor: Ganesh, It seems to me that you do not have good communication with your doctor. You need to ask him/her what the exact results of your GI scope were and why you are starting the medications. This is your body and your health and you need to fully understand...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Vocal remedies without Ragweed, gargle with salt water, tea with honey
gargle with salt water, tea with honey, allergy attack: If you can tolerate honey, try drinking a few cups of tea with honey for a couple of days. Or gargle with salt water. Another option is to boil some water, and inhale the steam (through your nose.) Make sure it s not too warm, but certainly not too cold either....

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: v20, japanese encephalitis virus, yellow fever virus
japanese encephalitis virus, yellow fever virus, red blood cells: Dawn; Yellow fever is a viral infection, transmitted by mosquitoes in tropical regions. It has both an urban cycle and a jungle cycle that relies on monkeys as carriers. In mild cases the symptoms are similar to influenza, but serious cases develop a...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: Weird Smell in my Nose, musuc, nostrils
musuc, nostrils, mucus: Hello Teri, Smelling things that are not there can have several different causes. I strongly recommend you see a doctor. I can name several different causes. I do not think this has anything to do with allergies. - Hallucinations - Residual smell, i.e....

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: wet face feeling, common allergens, symptoms of stroke
common allergens, symptoms of stroke, allergy test: Hello Judi, To me this sounds like a medical problem. You need to get a second opinion from another doctor. Possible causes could be your medication, or possibly allergies. Get an allergy test done on the common allergens like animals, plants, mites...

Respiratory: Allergies & Sinus Problems: What should i do, leafy green vegetables, hayfever symptoms
leafy green vegetables, hayfever symptoms, holistic healer: You seem to suffer from hayfever. Hayfever is an allergy to pollen produced by plants. Dairy is especially known to make this condition worse. Dairy contains casein which stimulates the body to produce histamines, which in turn stimulates the body to produce...

Respiratory Therapist: bronchitis, allergy injections, pet allergy
allergy injections, pet allergy, chronic bronchitis: I would not worry so much about long term effects as much as short term. You will probably experience worsening of these symptoms over time. It is possible to reach a level of life threatening reactions. You may have some luck with medications or allergy...

Respiratory Therapist: Petroleum products and oxygen, oxygen environment, nasal dryness
Respiratory Therapist: Petroleum products and oxygen, oxygen environment, nasal dryness, humidification systems

Respiratory Therapist: therapist per shift, respiratory treatments, nbrc
Respiratory Therapist: therapist per shift, respiratory treatments, nbrc, governing bodies

Respiratory Therapist: Newborn oxygen levels, oxygen levels, rsv
oxygen levels, rsv, o2: Textbook normal (for patients in general) is above 95%, but I would consult with my physician. If this were my child, I would not be alarmed with the readings you mentioned. You do need to know when the physician wants you to take some type of action. ...

Respiratory Therapist: Petroleum products and oxygen, vicks vaporub, oxygen tubing
vicks vaporub, oxygen tubing, vinegar and water: I would advise not to use it with oxygen because Vicks does list petroleum product in their labeling. Does your wife use a humidifier that connects to the cannula (oxygen tubing)? If not, this would help greatly. You can contact the oxygen supply company...

Respiratory Therapist: Pulse Oximetry, device names, web search
device names, web search: Hi Victor, Some of the best information will be directly from the manufacturers themselves. You might be able to download a manual for each device which will be very informative. A web search will take care of finding device names and manufacturers. Nea...

Respiratory Therapist: Respiratory Therapy, respiratory care practitioner, respiratory therapy technician
respiratory care practitioner, respiratory therapy technician, intensive care units: Hi Nicole, Respiratory Care credentials are a bit like nursing. We have two primary levels. A CRT or certified respiratory therapist is the entry level credential. The next level up is called RRT or registered respiratory therapist. It requires (a bit more...

Respiratory Therapist: sleepy simulates high altitude environment?, red blood cell, high hemoglobin
red blood cell, high hemoglobin, bone marrow test: Joe, The answer is no. Athletes go to great trouble to provoke an increase in RBCs. This can enhance their performance. Athletes may use blood doping, drugs or living in a low oxygen pressure environment (High altitude) to stimulate an increase in RBCs. Naps...

Respiratory Therapist: I can't breath., scar tissue, bowel problem
scar tissue, bowel problem, emergency trip: u go through thourough check up of ur respiratory problem bcozu havego through by pass surgeries in this blood stays in artery so it can lead to problem in respiration if it will be cause then u take clopidogrol and aspirin and also go through investigation...

Respiratory Therapist: therapist per shift, pulse checks, set ups
pulse checks, set ups, breathing treatments: That is a good question. It depends on the quality of care that you desire. The hospital where I worked placed the maximum at 67 procedures per 12 hour shift. That included treatments, vent checks and new O2 set-ups. I forget how weanings were counted. Of...

Respiratory Therapist: blood gas, respiratory therapy course, blood gases
respiratory therapy course, blood gases, asthma education: Greetings, There is no separate certification for blood gases at this time in the respiratory therapy field. Separate certifications exist for pulmonary function testing, hyperbarics, neonatal/pediatrics and asthma education. If you wish to pursue a...

Respiratory Therapist: Chest Congestion, chest congestion, nasal congestion
chest congestion, nasal congestion, running a temperature: Greetings, The hazard of answering medical questions over the internet is that those of us who respond don t get to see what the physician sees nor do we often get all the necessary information we might desire. That said, my first reaction is to believe...

Respiratory Therapist: Courses, respiratory therapist program, physiology classes
respiratory therapist program, physiology classes, math algebra: Miranda, I am sorry for the delay in answering your question. The notice somehow got lost or I accidentally deleted it. I can give you an answer that would apply to my school, but it may not apply to the school that you want to attend. Usually anatomy...

Respiratory Therapist: cat allergy, cat allergy, texture changes
cat allergy, texture changes, hair texture: That is a great question - which I cannot give you a definite answer. Here are my thoughts though. When humans get sick the health of their skin and hair both suffer. A barber can often tell if a person has developed a chronic illness because of hair texture...

Respiratory Therapist: end stage pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary fibrosis, simple prayer
pulmonary fibrosis, simple prayer, spiritual guidance: Shirley, I am sorry for the delay in answering your question. I somehow either did not receive notice of your question or overlooked it. My aunt died from pulmonary fibrosis many years ago. I (am strictly guessing, but during the times that I was present...

Respiratory Therapist: end stage pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary fibrosis, lts
Respiratory Therapist: end stage pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary fibrosis, lts, pneumonia

Respiratory Therapist: Lung Pain in Upper Right Side, american lung association, pulmonary function test
american lung association, pulmonary function test, upper respiratory infection: clear fluid could be the start of asthma, emphysema, its when the sputum is yellow or green that would required antibiotics. You dont necessarily need to wheeze with asthma, you could just have the cough. I strongly suggest you get the pulmonary function...

Respiratory Therapist: Patient on Vent, x ray tech, chest x rays
x ray tech, chest x rays, happy camper: Greetings, The hazard of answering medical questions over the internet is that those of us who respond don t get to see what the physician sees nor do we often get all the information we might desire. First of all, I am sorry for your loss and that the...

Respiratory Therapist: regarding pain in right side near lung, cough sputum, productive cough
cough sputum, productive cough, virul: Greetings, One of the challenges of answering medical questions online is the fact that we, who answer, don t have all the clinical information we would like to have nor are we able to physically examine the patient. That said, I believe that you...

Respiratory Therapist: sats, o2 analyzer, preemie
o2 analyzer, preemie, trach: i WOULD THINKIFITS A PEDCASE AND CHANGES ARE SO FAST THAT IF IT WERE ME i WOULD ALSO CALIBRATE EACH TIME WITH THE ANALYZER. BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY. iF YOU ARE SO UNSURE i WOULD SPEAK TO THE MD IN CHARGE AND ASK HIM. AS FOR ME IN THIS WORLD OF PA NOT THAT...

Respiratory Therapist: Chest pain due to lung disease or costochondritis?, pertinent tests, mild asthma
pertinent tests, mild asthma, correct diagnosis: Greetings, I would think that the time to heal would bear directly on the amount of activity one would engage in versus rest. Pain radiating to the back is not uncommon with costochondritis. The burning sensation may come from the muscles themselves....

Respiratory Therapist: Chronic barking cough, acid reflux disease, barking cough
acid reflux disease, barking cough, aaaai: Lindsay, People with asthma can have problems due to acid reflux. You might try seeing an asthma/allergist to find out more about your situation. You can try getting a referral from your physician, checking the yellow pages or asking friends, or using this...

Respiratory Therapist: chest congestion, chest congestion, health insurances
chest congestion, health insurances, running a fever: Greetings, We, who answer these medical questions, do so at a disadvantage as we can neither examine the patient or see any medical record. Nor can we ask any pertinent questions. If you are not running a fever, if the secretions you cough up are...

Respiratory Therapist: chest & nasal congestion, chest ct scan, asthma inhaler
chest ct scan, asthma inhaler, chunk of coal: I would say it is too soon to panic. The further testing will give his physician much helpful information. This should be very helpful. Smoking does slow recovery from illnesses and it does increase the odds of contracting something like lung cancer. It...

Respiratory Therapist: FiO2 and PaO2, pulse ox, fio2
pulse ox, fio2, blood gas: Tracey, Sorry for the delay in getting you an answer. I thought I had sent you an answer already, but it did not go through. Probably my fault. I haven t taught ABGs in a while so I am trying to remember this. On your first question, I would go with the...

Respiratory Therapist: Chest pain due to lung disease or costochondritis?, heat strips, tense time
Respiratory Therapist: Chest pain due to lung disease or costochondritis?, heat strips, tense time, aleve

Respiratory Therapist: Lung Cancer in the aged, oxygen levels, heart condition
oxygen levels, heart condition, lung cancer: This would be a difficult battle for her to win. Stage IV means that the cancer has spread to other parts of the body. Her physician can give you much more information than I, if your mother has signed a release - giving you access to her medical information....

Respiratory Therapist: Lung capacity, proper breathing techniques, intercostal muscles
proper breathing techniques, intercostal muscles, wilms tumor: Greetings, Let me offer an apology for the tardy response. I was away from my computer out of town. Secondly, thanks for the compliment, but I am not a physician nor do I play one on TV. Once you have lost lung capacity whether through disease,...

Respiratory Therapist: Lung capacity, endurance training, wilms tumor
endurance training, wilms tumor, slow pace: Musa, I am glad that you are experiencing good health now after such a battle when you were younger. My advice would be to mix up you endurance training. Try to walk or jog at a slow pace at least 2-3 days per week. I would try to work up to 30 minutes...

Respiratory Therapist: Red cheeks in the cold, red cheeks, confusing subject
red cheeks, confusing subject, skin temperature: Janel, I think (this is a guess) that the blood vessels in the cheeks will actually dilate to preserve skin temperature. This is a confusing subject because the body s response to cold will vary according to the part of the body and the degree of cold....

Respiratory Therapist: reaction to anathesia, blood glucose levels, liver function panel
blood glucose levels, liver function panel, delirium tremens: Greetings, I believe that you should do as your surgeon suggests and continue your life without undue concern. I understand your concern over the incident and your inability to remember some of it. I, as a part of the medical community, can probably...

Respiratory Therapist: Severe nasal & chest congestion, chest ct scan, asthma inhaler
chest ct scan, asthma inhaler, chest x ray: Greetings, We, who answer these medical questions, do so under a disadvantage as we do not have all the information we wish nor do we actually get to examine the patient. Your husbands physician s giving of a steroidal nasal spray should help...

Respiratory Therapist: spo2 levels, sleep study, skin coloring
sleep study, skin coloring, wether: Emily, We do expect a reading in the 90s, but I suggest directing these questions toward your physician. Also, I have seen readings become erratic after much time because the pressure from the probe affected blood flow to the finger. Simply moving the probe...

Respiratory Therapist: hi, emergency facility, respiratory failure
emergency facility, respiratory failure, bronchodilators: Greetings, Right now, without delay, get yourself to an emergency facility - do not pass go - go there now. If your rescue bronchodilators are doing little to no good, if your regular meds are doing no good you are setup for pending respiratory failure....

Respiratory Therapist: Does this mean that you have AIDS too?, chances of getting aids, person with aids
chances of getting aids, person with aids, hiv aids: Greetings, Your chances of getting aids with the scenario outlined is slim to none. Since you apparently know how to use the computer and internet I would suggest you google HIV/aids and educate yourself more completely than what I could do here. Richar...

Respiratory Therapist: petroleum dangers when used with oxygen, friction heat, petroleum jelly
friction heat, petroleum jelly, dry nose: Greetings, I suspect that maybe you are oxygen at home and in spite of the use of a humidifier you find yourself with a dry nose. In theory, the passage of O2 over the petroleum jelly causes a friction heat that could possibly ignite into flame and oxygen,...

Respiratory Therapist: spo2 levels during sleep, sleep study, health details
sleep study, health details, cardiologist: Snoring and desaturating usually indicate the need for a sleep study. The study will help answer the question of why this might be occurring how to treat it. However your physician (who knows your health details) is the person qualified to make that decision....

Respiratory Therapist: to trac or not / alternative, transtracheal oxygen catheter, stress test
transtracheal oxygen catheter, stress test, c diff: Greetings, Well, you, your mother and family sure have been through a lot. You have my sympathy. From what you have told me I assume that your mom was a fairly healthy woman before 10/16. I am also assuming that the COPD diagnosis was based on...

Respiratory Therapist: Unusual spirometry results, spirometry test, spirometry results
spirometry test, spirometry results, salbutomol: Lee, Sorry about the delay in answering your question. I agree, it does sound unusual and I can t really offer a good reason why. My only input is that I would recommend that you not use Salbutamol - but you didn t need me to figure that out. Sorry I couldn...

Respiratory Therapist: Allergic Or Other problem, post nasal drip, nasal polyp
post nasal drip, nasal polyp, left nostril: ok allergic rhinitis can be associated with nasal polyp as well as past nasal drip .so there are so many allergent in indoor and out which r . responsible of this so for thi u take citrizine 10mg daily one tab.and corticosteroid nasalpuff 2 puff at 12 hr...

Respiratory Therapist: Allergic Or Other problem, post nasal drip, sodium cromoglycate
post nasal drip, sodium cromoglycate, left nostril: Sounds like you need to see an allergist. They can do allergy testing to see what allergens you are reacting to. Then allergy injections can be given to decrease your body s reaction to these allergens. It can be a little pricey and will take close to 6 months...

Respiratory Therapist: Bi-pap machine, oxygen level, pap
oxygen level, pap, red light: Hi Frances, Sorry to hear about your wife having these struggles. I need a little more information to help you. First, I need to know why she is on the Bi-PAP to start with - what illness? Second, how long has she been on the machine (like days or weeks...

Respiratory Therapist: cure for nasal congestion, nasal congestion, sinus infection
nasal congestion, sinus infection, seasonal allergies: Jeri, It depends on what is causing it. If it is a cold, you can use an over the counter medication - your pharmacist can help. Also be sure to drink plenty of water. If it is seasonal allergies you may wish to do the same. If you are not sure of the cause,...

Respiratory Therapist: epiglotitus, medical cases, intubation
medical cases, intubation, front tooth: Bobbi, First let me mention that he probably had an allergic reaction to something - possibly a food. I would talk with his regular doctor about what might have caused his throat (airway) to close. It can happen again and it could happen quicker next time....

Respiratory Therapist: FiO2, oxygen toxicity, oxygen concentration
oxygen toxicity, oxygen concentration, blood oxygen: Hi Theresa, Sorry I have been slow getting back to you! FIO2 stands for fractional inspired oxygen. It is the amount of oxygen (In a percentage form) in the air that the person is breathing. The air that you and I are breathing is about 21% oxygen. ...

Respiratory Therapist: Bi-pap machine, oxygen
Respiratory Therapist: Bi-pap machine, oxygen

Respiratory Therapist: epiglotitus, hadn, teeth
Respiratory Therapist: epiglotitus, hadn, teeth

Respiratory Therapist: pneumothorax risks with pregnancy, spontaneous pneumothorax, ill effects
Respiratory Therapist: pneumothorax risks with pregnancy, spontaneous pneumothorax, ill effects, drains

Respiratory Therapist: paralyzed left diaphragm, open heart surgery, mechanical ventilator
open heart surgery, mechanical ventilator, sleep apnea: John, Here is a website that has some breathing exercises. You would want to focus on the diaphragmatic exercises. The link is: http://www.med.umich.edu/1libr/aha/aha_breathex_sha.htm You might also consider asking your physician about using a Bi-PAP machine....

Respiratory Therapist: pneumothorax risks with pregnancy, spontaneous pneumothorax, pregnancy risks
spontaneous pneumothorax, pregnancy risks, ob gyn: I don t know the answer to your question. I do know that there can be a connection between the occurrence of a spontaneous pneumothorax and a woman s monthly cycle, but I am not familiar with pregnancy risks. Your OB/GYN would be your best source. Sorry,...

Respiratory Therapist: tracheotomy, nasal canula, transtracheal oxygen catheter
nasal canula, transtracheal oxygen catheter, venturi mask: Pat, The ENT will have a better understanding of this than a respiratory therapist. Here are some other ideas that may be helpful. You might try using those breathe right nasal strips to help with the nasal congestion. You can pick them up at a pharmacy...

Respiratory Therapist: anaphylaxis, bronchial tubes, throat closing
bronchial tubes, throat closing, laryngitis: Suzanna, Sorry for the delay, I thought I answered your question earlier and it apparently did not go through. I don t think you have to worry. If you continue to be concerned over the next few weeks, then perhaps you should contact your doctor. If you...

Respiratory Therapist: Is it asthma, spirometry test, mail id
spirometry test, mail id, food allergy: good question u have asked . ok previously u have been diagnosed with asthma so it may be u r getting asthma . but now u make investigation of pefr if it is more 30percent reversibility then u r not aflicted with asthma .though need investigation of abt trpninint...

Respiratory Therapist: concentrator and venturi mask operation, venturi mask, mask operation
venturi mask, mask operation, oxygen percentage: Larry, If the concentrator will not supply 5-6 liters of flow through the mask, then something needs to be changed. The problem is not the oxygen percentage, it will stay pretty close to 40%. The problem is that the total flow of gas through the mask is not...

Respiratory Therapist: concentrator and venturi mask operation, venturi mask, correct connector
Respiratory Therapist: concentrator and venturi mask operation, venturi mask, correct connector, lpm

Respiratory Therapist: asthma and walking a golf course, cart caddy, dana dana
cart caddy, dana dana, electric bicycle: Dana, Sorry to mislead you. I was comparing the price to a golf car which seem to be a few thousand dollars. I had seen a cart on ebay for around $200 some time back. (I think that was a deal.) I checked a couple of websites and you are right! They are expensive!...

Respiratory Therapist: emphysema/copd/ low DLCO 30%, pulmonary rehabilitation program, healthy lungs
pulmonary rehabilitation program, healthy lungs, copd patient: Keep in mind that this number may go up and down a bit depending on what type of day your body is having. As far as slowing the progress - make sure you stay away from smoke and stay as mobile as possible. If you haven t already done so you might consider...

Respiratory Therapist: Fluctuating oxygen demand - prem baby, oxygen demand, sao2
oxygen demand, sao2, cpap machine: Alan, I am afraid that this is above and beyond my experience. I haven t worked with babies much so I can t help you with this. I like your idea on the closed loop FIO2 adjustment. However on most patients (Again I don t know much about babies) the changes...

Respiratory Therapist: emphysema/copd/ low DLCO 30%, pfts, pulmonary function
Respiratory Therapist: emphysema/copd/ low DLCO 30%, pfts, pulmonary function, copd

Respiratory Therapist: health question, hairlike projections, experience shortness
hairlike projections, experience shortness, acid taste: The only suggestion I can offer is to make sure that your stay well hydrated by drinking a couple of glasses of water everyday (In addition to your usual intake). This can help keep the secretions as thin as possible. This will make it easier to move the secretions...

Respiratory Therapist: Lungs, lung function test, breathing tests
lung function test, breathing tests, moderate exercise: yes u will have to loose ur weight very much for this u take dense diet and moderate exercise and u stop smoking u also take diebetes it may not be u will aflict with this . if ur lung function test is all right which means ur lung is allright . it may be...

Respiratory Therapist: low oxygen level, non productive cough, inhalation therapy
non productive cough, inhalation therapy, blood gases: With pneumonia you can have abnormal blood gases (pH, PCO2, oxygen). All of these gases must be kept within a narrow range for your brain to operate normally. The pneumonia shifted these values outside of normal which affects your brain function. Nea...

Respiratory Therapist: Pleural effusion, mild cough, alchohal
mild cough, alchohal, soccer player: ok.if u have been diagnosedfor pleural effusion bcoz of tb . its good for uthat take att . u takedrug of dots category 1bcozu have been drained 2 litter fluid so u have massive pleural effusion so u take att of cat 1. u avoid of taking alchohal . also u take...

Respiratory Therapist: Pleurisy and exercise?, water aerobics, supportive husband
water aerobics, supportive husband, graduating college: The only advice I can give you is to keep your exercise intensity low. This will decrease your depth of breathing. It is a difficult position that you are in. Hopefully as you lose weight, you will have more exercise tolerance. Keep up the good work! Nea...

Respiratory Therapist: Sense of smell, ozone air cleaners, ozone concentrations
ozone air cleaners, ozone concentrations, sick to my stomach: Use of ozone air cleaners seems questionable. When ozone concentrations are kept at safe levels, there is little cleaning effect occurring. Why bother when air can be cleaned with a standard HEPA filter safely and fairly inexpensively. Here is a link to a...

Respiratory Therapist: Trouble Breathing, allergist immunologist, tightness in the chest
allergist immunologist, tightness in the chest, aaaai: Yes, asthma can run in cycles depending on weather, mold, allergens, activity and etc.. You may need to see an allergist in your area to fine tune your treatment. Go to: http://www.aaaai.org/patients.stm and click on Find an allergist/immunologist then...

Respiratory Therapist: Becoming a Respiratory Therapise, prerequisite courses, organization time
prerequisite courses, organization time, positive attitude: Amanda, Most respiratory programs are 2 years in length. Some may require a couple of prerequisite courses before you can be admitted to the actual program. You might check out AARC.ORG our professional organization. Time? It s pretty much like any job....

Respiratory Therapist: asthma and chest congestion, allergy pills, chest congestion
allergy pills, chest congestion, pft test: Yes you should see a pulmonologist or get a referral or paper to have a pulmonary function te4st which will show exactly if you do have asthma, also you should whatever doctor you see ask if singular is good, its a great pill one takes daily hardly no effects...

Respiratory Therapist: COPD, lung association canada, americal lung association
lung association canada, americal lung association, oxygen saturation: It could be however tingling may be a vascular problem, i would consult your md. You might want to try this tip with the oxygen. Before you put your feet on the floor to get up switch the oxygen on for 10 minutes, because your oxygen saturation may drop...

Respiratory Therapist: COPD, minimal exertion, nauseous
Respiratory Therapist: COPD, minimal exertion, nauseous, possible solution

Respiratory Therapist: nite jumps, c pap machine, restless leg syndrome
c pap machine, restless leg syndrome, arms and legs: I suggest you speak to your physician .You may also along with the apnea have restless leg syndrome, also you may ask him if you should have a neurological consult to rule out any sleep seizure. go to sleepnet.com for more infor on sleep. feel free to email...

Respiratory Therapist: trancruim and vecrium, malignant hyperthermia, pneamonia
malignant hyperthermia, pneamonia, muscle biopsy: yes it can be bcoz of malignant hyperthermia as well as sepsis too . but in this it requires to check the doctor when this happen.diagnostic criteria of mh is in muscle biopsy creatinekinase level increase.high temp upto 42 degree celciousbreakdown ofmyoglobin...

Respiratory Therapist: Attacks where I cant breathe, post nasal drip, pulmonary function test
post nasal drip, pulmonary function test, upper respiratory infection: What comes to mind is 2 things. Perhaps what was a cough was an upper respiratory infection or post nasal drip. If you still have the cough i suggest you go to your md and suggest a pulmonary doctor to have a pulmonary function test to rule out asthma. ...

Respiratory Therapist: capnography, respiratory dept, respiratory specialist
respiratory dept, respiratory specialist, preceptors: Im sorry but I am in the home care field and am not up to par on my vents however if you go to the aarc. org, or NBRC.org call them up and ask to speak to a respiratory specialist perhaps they can help you or try calling your local hospital and have the respiratory...

Respiratory Therapist: breathing, american lung association, oral steroids
american lung association, oral steroids, inhaled steroids: I have never heard about that breathing, basically with asthma you should try to breathe as normal as possible. Summertime and humidity is notorius for asthmatics getting set backs, the oral steroids should help, but inhaled steroids are better like pulmicort...

Respiratory Therapist: Glade Plug-Ins and effect on Lungs, glade plug ins, lavender oil
glade plug ins, lavender oil, allergic response: The biggest problem with the oil based air fresheners is that in large quantities like that there can be a build up of oil in the lungs. A lavender oil inside the lungs is not a pretty site. The other part of it is the smell can trigger an allergic response...

Respiratory Therapist: o2 levels, pulse oximeter, oxygen saturation
pulse oximeter, oxygen saturation, pulse ox: James, It is not uncommon to have slightly different normals from one source to another. Authors have varying opinions. Also locations will cause variations in normal some oxygen monitoring values(High altitude = lower normal). The oxygen saturation varies...

Respiratory Therapist: pulse oximeter readings, regulate, breathing
regulate, breathing: Hi James, You have made an important discovery. There are two gas levels that are monitored by the body to regulate breathing. One is oxygen (sounds like common sense, right?) and the other is carbon dioxide. For normal healthy people like you and I (other...

Respiratory Therapist: Blood Oxygen Level, blood oxygen level, normal blood oxygen level
blood oxygen level, normal blood oxygen level, running a fever: 98-100% IS NORMAL , aNYTHING UNDER 90 can cause heart bre4athing problems. However my guess is that the infection from the pneumonia is what is blocking the breathing. Also if he is running a fever its best to be in the icu where he can be monitored better...

Respiratory Therapist: about my blood test result, blood test result, chest xray
blood test result, chest xray, pleural effusion: u have not get full investigation u r afflicted with pleural effusion.u need pleuralfluid examination esinophlil of effusion fluid adenosin deaminase activity ldh protien ph cell of fluid to rule out it is of what type if it will be viral it will recover...

Respiratory Therapist: Odd lung pain...I'm 20?, riding my bicycle, lung pain
riding my bicycle, lung pain, two and a half years: My disclaimer - In my field we really don t diagnose. That is up to the physician. So don t take my response too seriously. If you have any doubts at all, then see a physician. My first guess would be pleurisy. There is a protective layer around your lungs...

Respiratory Therapist: Asthma help, medicines for common colds, chest xray
medicines for common colds, chest xray, walking pneumonia: Greetings, One of the disadvantages of answering medical questions online is the fact that we can neither do a physical examination or ask pertinent questions to clarify the particular situation we are addressing. In your case, I would imagine...

Respiratory Therapist: Blood Oxygen Levels with Exercise, blood oxygen levels, oxygen level
blood oxygen levels, oxygen level, pulmonary fibrosis: Ralph, You ask some good questions. I am afraid I cannot give a real good answer. You really need to ask your prescribing physician this question. Several things have to be considered like: What is the physicians goal in your therapy, presence of anemia,...

Respiratory Therapist: Breathing through the mouth, control breathing, sleep apnea
control breathing, sleep apnea, breathers: Hi, Shawn, When we are first born we are obligate nose breathers, that is, we must breathe through our nose. After about 3 months we transition to mouth breathing. If you are a snorer, your throat will be dry in the morning, mine is. If you are...

Respiratory Therapist: Hyperinflated lungs thickening lower lobes, air temperature changes, hyperinflated lungs
air temperature changes, hyperinflated lungs, exchange gases: Shirley, Sorry I have been slow answering your question! Asthma means that the airways that lead into the lungs are exceptionally reactive. What this means is that substances in the air, temperature changes and maybe even emotions can cause the airways...

Respiratory Therapist: house fire plastic smoke inhaltion clean up question, smoke inhalation, plaster walls
smoke inhalation, plaster walls, flood restoration: Greetings, I am sorry for you fire and the resulting health issues that resulted. We had a small fire in one of our bathrooms and our insurance company was very generous. However, insurance companies, in general, are great until you need to file a claim....

Respiratory Therapist: house fire plastic smoke inhaltion clean up question, smoke inhalation, plaster walls
smoke inhalation, plaster walls, flood restoration: If you and your wife have any breathing problems and are under a doctors care have the md write on a script what should be done to prevent an attack.also go to american lung association and click on asthma for more information. Any cleaning as well will trigger...

Respiratory Therapist: house fire plastic smoke inhaltion clean up question, smoke inhalation, plaster walls
smoke inhalation, plaster walls, flood restoration: If what they are telling you is true, then why is it that our local homecare company is required by law to replace CPAP units (machine that assists in breathing) that have been through a house fire? This is what I was told by an employee of the company. ...

Respiratory Therapist: Pleurisy vs cardic origin chest pain, night sweats chills, chest x ray
night sweats chills, chest x ray, flecanide: Carrie, Well, modern healthcare at it s finest. I am concerned, as I stated earlier, with your blood-clot test results. They were abnormal in the bad direction, i.e., the blood thinners you take for your atrial fibrillation are not thinning the blood...

Respiratory Therapist: pneumonia, irregular heart beat, heart meds
irregular heart beat, heart meds, nasal dryness: Hi, Lynn You are fortunate to have such a friend. The older generation has so much to share if we will but only listen. The fact that she is active and vigorous and, I bet, young at heart makes her and your life even better. It is not unusual to...

Respiratory Therapist: SPO2 levels, full face mask, optical nerves
full face mask, optical nerves, hemoglobin levels: You probably won t find this information because everyone is different. Each person s body will react differently than someone else s body. Factors like perfusion and hemoglobin levels will also cause variations in damage patterns. Sorry I cannot give you...

Respiratory Therapist: Wood Stoves, lung cancer risk, maiden aunts
lung cancer risk, maiden aunts, wood stoves: Greetings, All the years of my childhood we would go out to the family farm to visit two maiden aunts and an uncle. They heated their small house with a wood stove burning old fence posts. They all lived well into their eighties without any lung cancer...

Respiratory Therapist: Breathing concerns, kissing lips, wedding stress
kissing lips, wedding stress, organic causes: Dear Darla, Indeed, the feeling of not getting enough breath is very alarming. However, it seems as if you have likely already diagnosed your breathing difficulty as stress related. I would recommend that you try to relax by telling yourself to take...

Respiratory Therapist: bipap, bipap machine, oxygen tubing
bipap machine, oxygen tubing, multiple health: Yvette, The machines that I have worked with in the past had an exhalation port manufactured into the circuit. (Right at the start of the circuit.)You shouldn t have to leave the port open for the CO2. Check with the supplier of the machine to be sure. They...

Respiratory Therapist: Chest infection, chest infection, chest infections
chest infection, chest infections, left lung: Christine, I am somewhat guessing at this, because there are a lot of possibilities. First let me give you some basic anatomy. Normally there is a thin covering over the outside of your lungs and another one on the inside of your ribcage/chest wall. These...

Respiratory Therapist: coughing up phlegm, breathing device, guaifenesin
breathing device, guaifenesin, pep: Sorry for the delay in answering your question. You might ask your physician about using a Positive Expiratory Pressure(PEP)breathing device. It is a simple device you can hold in one hand and it creates resistance as you exhale through it. Regular use...

Respiratory Therapist: does flu improve immunity when it subsides?, immunity, microbes
immunity, microbes, mutation: We might have better immunity against that bug. But the problem is that they are always mutating. I think even with the mutation that it might lessen the illness length by being exposed to them. We will never be totally immune against bugs but being exposed...

Respiratory Therapist: H1N1, flu symptoms, sudden dizziness
flu symptoms, sudden dizziness, warning signs: Dear Teg, Perhaps, by now, you may be feeling better or worse for that manner. I do not know what you mean by trouble breathing so I will give you the emergency warning signs as posted by the CDC. If you have one or more of these they suggest seeking...

Respiratory Therapist: a/A ratio, pulmonary shunt, oxygen saturation
pulmonary shunt, oxygen saturation, oxygen tension: Appendix Derivation of equation (1): Z (= Qs/Qt) = (C602 - CaO2)/(C~02 - C~ O2) Jim, The a/A oxygen ratio is a rearranging of the pulmonary shunt equation as shown there on Let ...

Respiratory Therapist: Severe cold, second hand smoke, running a fever
second hand smoke, running a fever, pet dander: Dear Sneha, If it is something you get everyday I am tempted to say that it is probably allergies. I would see about taking over-the-counter antiallergenic medication. If your symptoms continue, see a physician for a leukotriene inhibitor. You should...

Respiratory Therapist: Allergies?, natural remedy, stuffy nose
natural remedy, stuffy nose, sore throat: Jacob, It does sound like allergies, but you will need a physician to actually make the diagnosis. The closest thing to a natural remedy is having injections. Again, a physician will need to determine if that is necessary and specifically what type you need....

Respiratory Therapist: Allergy, sincere apologies, climate changes
sincere apologies, climate changes, bronchodilator: Dear Sundar, My sincere apologies for the tardiness of this reply. It got lost somehow in my all experts file. I presume you have had another hernia surgery. You should be on a long-lasting bronchodilator, inhaled steroid, a leukotriene inhibitor and...

Respiratory Therapist: Allergy, cold mist, signs of infection
cold mist, signs of infection, climate changes: When sputum is yellow its signs of infection, when its brown it could be a sign of bleeding internally or even tb. Right now you should get on a strong antibiotic like levaquin & singulair. also you should get the vicks pediatric size cold mist humidifier...

Respiratory Therapist: Asthma, canadian lung association, mist humidifier
canadian lung association, mist humidifier, meds work: What a respiratory therapist does is show the person how to properly use her inhaler. Some rehabilitation centers have respiratory therapist there that show them how to breathe. But basically its not used unless one is on oxygen that a company lets the therapist...

Respiratory Therapist: Asthma or COPD?, emphysema symptoms, top of my lungs
emphysema symptoms, top of my lungs, asthma attacks: Candy, Sorry I have been so slow in answering your question. This has been a really busy time at work! Pulmonary lung diseases are classified into 2 categories: Obstructive and restrictive. Obstructive diseases are characterized by the person having difficulty...

Respiratory Therapist: Asthma or COPD?, emphysema symptoms, top of my lungs
emphysema symptoms, top of my lungs, asthma attacks: Dear Candy, I would tend toward the diagnosis your second physician offered, for several reasons. One, you are an ex-smoker. Two, you state that you have been admitted to the hospital an average of 3 times a year. Third, you have a chronic, productive...

Respiratory Therapist: asthma, swine flu, bronchitis
swine flu, bronchitis, steroids: Amy, Sorry to hear about your Mary. Unfortunately, I don t have access to the patient nor enough clinical information to make any suggestions regarding her care. Sorry I couldn t be of more help. Here s hoping she gets better soon and all turns out for...

Respiratory Therapist: bronchiles, yellow flem, riteaid
yellow flem, riteaid, amazon: Brownish /yellow flem is a sign of blood and infection . You need to go to the doctor for antibiotics. Nothing over the counter will clear that up.Levaquin is a super antibiotic and if it is brown you need one asap before it turns to pneumonia. feel free...

Respiratory Therapist: bronchitis, american lung association, pulmonary function test
american lung association, pulmonary function test, clarithromycin: No these are all the right treatments. Especially if the bronchitis is chronic. If it does not go away within a month and last more than 3 months, you want to get a pulmonary function test to see if you are developing emphysema. go to american lung association.org...

Respiratory Therapist: bronchitis, google search, abundant fruits
google search, abundant fruits, fruits and vegetables: Raj, First, you want to eliminate anything that aggrevates your breathing. Perhaps, it is dust, smoke, cooking fumes, etc. Avoid those things. Second, I would drink at least 8 glasses of water, fruit juice, gatorade, etc. This helps keep mucus thin so...

Respiratory Therapist: chest infection ten weeks, coughing up green mucus, chest xray
coughing up green mucus, chest xray, ear ache: I suggest you take another chest xray for pneumonia, try asking for antibiotic levaquin and nebulizer treatments. You also should purchase at your local pharmacy cvs riteaid or amazon.com the vicks pediatric cool mist humidifier. Throw a tablespoon of table...

Respiratory Therapist: chest pain, gastroesophageal reflux disease, rare reaction
gastroesophageal reflux disease, rare reaction, atypical symptoms: Dear Colleen, Women, in general, have atypical symptoms with cardiac problems. I assume your physician has had your heart checked out. I would venture that you might be having GERD - gastroesophageal reflux disease. The symptoms seem to fit. If you were...

Respiratory Therapist: heliox, fio2, ventilator
Respiratory Therapist: heliox, fio2, ventilator

Respiratory Therapist: heliox, air flowmeter, pulmonary vascular resistance
air flowmeter, pulmonary vascular resistance, pulmonary artery pressure: While Ive never worked with a blender I suggest you call the manufacturer of it and ask for customer support who can talk you through it. Also see below. 1.Describe indications for Heliox and Nitric Oxide therapy. a.Heliox: Helium is the second...

Respiratory Therapist: Normal pO2 Values at higher altitudes, cardiopulmonary anatomy and physiology, anatomy and physiology book
cardiopulmonary anatomy and physiology, anatomy and physiology book, anatomy and physiology: Tracy, The closest that I can get is the Ideal Alveolar Gas Equation. You may remember it from school - or tried to forget it. It calculates the oxygen pressure in the alveoli. You can then apply the normal pressure gradient to get a close guess. The...

Respiratory Therapist: trouble breathing through the nose, roto rooter, surgical interventions
roto rooter, surgical interventions, nasal passages: Dear Clint, There are surgical interventions for your problem. We call them a roto-rooter surgery. You might try breathe right strips that attached to the outside of your nose and expand the nasal passages. Decongestant nose drops might help but are...

Respiratory Therapist: Acute bronchitis, chronic bronchitis, acute bronchitis
chronic bronchitis, acute bronchitis, running a fever: Dear Desley, First, a disclaimer - I am no doctor, physician. I am a respiratory therapist. It would appear that you are on antibiotics, a steroid and a bronchodilator. Theophylline is not used much here in the states. We used to see it a lot and it...

Respiratory Therapist: Chances of developing asbestos related ailments, vinyl floor tile, albuterol inhaler
vinyl floor tile, albuterol inhaler, auto immune disorders: Al, Lived in a house somewhat like that with asbestos siding. I don t believe you have any reason to worry. I believe the danger comes from when asbestos insulation, etc. is stirred up when being removed, etc. However, I am not well educated in that...

Respiratory Therapist: too high oxygen level, oxygen toxicity, oxygen bars
oxygen toxicity, oxygen bars, oxygen administration: Lois, It depends on the person. If the person is a COPD/emphysema patient, then they will become lethargic/sleepy first. If the person is a premature/newborn, then they may develop vision problems (Not apparent until they are old enough to communicate or...

Respiratory Therapist: Oxygen, vented fireplace, ventless fireplaces
vented fireplace, ventless fireplaces, carbon monoxide detector: A properly vented fireplace will not use up oxygen. It is true that a fireplace uses oxygen, but as air and fuel is burned more air must be pulled into the house via the vent. Older homes have no problem with this, but newer homes are much tighter and might...

Respiratory Therapist: Oxygen Level, oxygen level, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
oxygen level, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, obstructive pulmonary disease: Altitute affects people in different ways, but not just all of a sudden. An o2 level should be at 98 to 100%. My guess is that he may have the beginning of copd which is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease such as emphysema. I suggest first of all you...

Respiratory Therapist: Oxygen via nasal cannula in infant, nasal cannula, fio2
nasal cannula, fio2, breathing pattern: While i never worked with infants and now do home care you might try the link below http://www.nicutools.org/ also please note cannulas 1-6lpm give 25-50% desired o2 also please send me your email as I can send you a grid i found, my email is mskareljude@yahoo.com...

Respiratory Therapist: Pluerisy, dry cough, pneumonia
dry cough, pneumonia, steroids: Linda, It sounds like you should contact a physician. The coughing and pain might persist for a few days from the onset of treatment, but the out of breath part should have improved by now. About the Mucinex, you especially need to continue if you are coughing...

Respiratory Therapist: steroid use in 9 month old, systemic steroids, bronchiolitis
systemic steroids, bronchiolitis, steroid use: Dear Betty, I would first question why is the child in need of steroid administration? What is causing the wheezing? Most wheezing in that age child is from bronchiolitis of which steroid administration is generally beieved of little to no benefit. However,...

Respiratory Therapist: ALBUTEROL IN FORM OF 0.83%, dose vial, atrovent
dose vial, atrovent, albuterol: Greetings, I am assuming that you are in some type of healthcare setting. We use unit dosage in our institution as should all to reduce the chances for contamination of the solutions and for accuracy of dosage. I hope the physician s order actually...

Respiratory Therapist: abg pCO2 result/s, american association of respiratory care, electronic calibration
american association of respiratory care, electronic calibration, lab analyzers: Greetings, Not knowing which ABG analyzer you are using makes answering this question in specifics impossible, so we will generalize. Usual procedure when questioning an ABG value is to run a set of liquid controls (RNA Medical has them) to verify...

Respiratory Therapist: Coal Fire and effects of breathing fumes, typical stereotype, coal smoke
typical stereotype, coal smoke, incomplete combustion: Greetings, I would certainly believe that the breathing symptoms you outline come from the household environment in which you live. You do not say where you live but I am thinking you have little choice (other than the type of coal you burn) on your...

Respiratory Therapist: coughing, non productive cough, lingering cough
non productive cough, lingering cough, airway secretions: Hi, Al, It is normal for coughs to linger. I have had a lingering cough for about three weeks now. A lot of the time coughs can arise for nasal secretions that make their way down into our upper airway. Sometimes we find ourselves with morning coughs...

Respiratory Therapist: Stethoscopes
Respiratory Therapist: Stethoscopes

Respiratory Therapist: lungs, max vo2, pulmonary function test
max vo2, pulmonary function test, health exercise: If you really want to know about your physical condition, you could ask your physician to do 2 tests. The first one is a pulmonary function test or PFT. This measures your lungs ability to do their job which is to move air and exchanges gases between the blood...

Respiratory Therapist: Respiratory Therapist B.S. or Associates, national board of respiratory care, private colleges
national board of respiratory care, private colleges, aerospace engineering: It really depends on the facility where you work. Most therapists that I know do not typically encounter much - other than sputum that a patient coughs up. Honestly, most people will acclimate to the conditions where they work. I was a little queasy at times...

Respiratory Therapist: Stethoscopes, littman stethoscopes, volunteer expert
littman stethoscopes, volunteer expert, baseball instruction: Hey, Well, welcome to the profession. I ve been a therapist since 1969 and have, for the most part, enjoyed it very much. I use a Litman Cardiology III. While being able to listen to discreet lung sounds is often important, having a system that you use...

Respiratory Therapist: TB/lung, tb skin test, chest x ray
tb skin test, chest x ray, tb infection: Sorry for the delay in answering, I was out of the office yesterday. The purpose of the TB skin test is to detect TB infection. If you were to have a positive skin test, then a chest X-ray would be ordered to confirm the diagnosis. AFB cultures may also be...

Respiratory Therapist: Getting Tired of all these Breathing Problems, beta 2 agonist, sinus problems
beta 2 agonist, sinus problems, airway system: Brandy, I am sorry you have been having breathing problems for so long. It gets to be a real drag when you can t breathe properly. Advair contains a steroid along with a bronchodilator. The fact that you do better with Advair is because you probably...

Respiratory Therapist: community service, health care dollars, american lung association
health care dollars, american lung association, team memebers: Hi Kenneth, The American Lung Association has/had a program called Open Airways for Schools if I remember right. My department several years ago used it and went into elementary schools and taught the class in conjunction with science or health (the...

Respiratory Therapist: community service, lissa, daily basis
Respiratory Therapist: community service, lissa, daily basis, rt

Respiratory Therapist: rrt and crt, nbrc, rrt
Respiratory Therapist: rrt and crt, nbrc, rrt, lpn

Respiratory Therapist: oxygen level, blood oxygen level, home health nurse
blood oxygen level, home health nurse, chest x ray: Greetings, At 86 y/o and with additional health issues, to boot, your aunt has had quite a physical shock with the addition of two broken ribs. Having suffered broken ribs myself they are quite painful and debilitating. My first thought would be...

Respiratory Therapist: Pulmonary Stress Test, anaerobic threshold, exercise capacity
anaerobic threshold, exercise capacity, stress test: I think you will find that different physicians use different indicators for AT. Our textbook says that the person is at the anaerobic threshold when the amount of oxygen used equals the carbon dioxide produced. When to stop the test may vary according to...

Respiratory Therapist: rrt and crt, registered respiratory therapist, rrt
registered respiratory therapist, rrt, information thanks: David, The difference between CRT (Certified Respiratory Therapist) and RRT (Registered Respiratory Therapist) is one of education and training. The RRT will have a college degree, either an associates or bachelors. The CRT is an entry-level program....

Respiratory Therapist: Allergic to Air Conditioning, asthma attack, general practitioner
asthma attack, general practitioner, evaporator coils: Lorelle, Sounds like you need further evaluation by a physician. It could be a reaction to molds or organisms that grow in the evaporator coils of the A/C units or simply a reaction to cool air. Most likely the last. Cool air can trigger an asthma attack,...

Respiratory Therapist: Bronchitis?, small red bumps, hiatal hernia
small red bumps, hiatal hernia, mish mash: Dear Drea, If you haven t been forced by your condition to go to the doctor yet, please go. You have a mish-mash of symptoms and I will address each one. The unable to swallow without a sore throat symptom would lead me to a hiatal hernia or a...

Respiratory Therapist: Chronic Sinusitis -- treatment options?, chronic sinusitis treatment, sinus surgery
chronic sinusitis treatment, sinus surgery, nasal passages: Dear Andy, Chronic sinusitis is no fun. My recent move to a different local has me thinking I might becoming a victim myself. By pills and all that I am assuming you ve been on the steroids, both oral and topical (applied directly into the nose)...

Respiratory Therapist: Exercise Induced Asthma 2, exercise induced asthma, asthma attack
exercise induced asthma, asthma attack, bronchodilators: Dear Reese, In answer to your first question each individual is different and there is not any one or type of exercises that particularly induce an asthma attack. One would imagine that the more strenuous exercises would be the more likely to bring on...

Respiratory Therapist: Exercise Induced Asthma, national heart lung and blood institute, national heart lung
national heart lung and blood institute, national heart lung, expert panel report: Reese, Because I do things different at times I answered your last set of questions first and now will direct you to google and the Mayo Clinics info on EIA. Peace, Richard 4/23/09 Reese, Found some additonal info that may be of help to you....

Respiratory Therapist: Chronic Sinusitis -- treatment options?, balloon sinuplasty, fyi
Respiratory Therapist: Chronic Sinusitis -- treatment options?, balloon sinuplasty, fyi, neti pot

Respiratory Therapist: RRT injections
Respiratory Therapist: RRT injections

Respiratory Therapist: Precordial Catch Syndrome, cardiac event, few differences
cardiac event, few differences, waking hours: Hi, Kim, Thank you for writing. I am sorry it took a while for me to answer, but there is a reason for that. Let me explain. When I got your inquiry I must admit I didn t know what PCS was. Not being in an acute care setting, nearly 40 years out...

Respiratory Therapist: RRT injections, pulmonary artery catheters, blood gases
pulmonary artery catheters, blood gases, arterial lines: This depends on the state licensure restrictions. It is my understanding that in my state a practitioner (With proper training) can start an IV and run saline, but cannot add any medications. In some states therapist can do central lines and pulmonary artery...

Respiratory Therapist: Blood vessels in lungs, congestive heart failure, pulmonary vascular bed
congestive heart failure, pulmonary vascular bed, heart to heart talk: Dear Maggie, Your mother sounds like a typical COPD patient - non-compliant. I showed your question to my daughter who is a master s degreed RN and teaches nursing at a university. We are both unsure what enlarged blood vessels in her lungs means. ...

Respiratory Therapist: Breathing problems, pulmonary function test, heart doctor
pulmonary function test, heart doctor, heart specialist: Ana, I am glad my suggestion for pursed lip breathing was of help. Here is what I would do if I were in your position. I am not sure if the walk-in clinic would be of value but it sure wouldn t hurt anything. If I were you I would go to Walgreen...

Respiratory Therapist: COPD & BiPap, carbon dioxide buildup, paco2
carbon dioxide buildup, paco2, progressive nature: Dear Patricia, My heart goes out to you and your family during this trying time. Your mother is in the end stage of her disease and her life. You have not told me her age but with this disease it is not relevant to what we must deal with. Many...

Respiratory Therapist: COPD & BiPap, little trouble, ventilator
Respiratory Therapist: COPD & BiPap, little trouble, ventilator, carbon dioxide

Respiratory Therapist: Hyperventilation, psychological response, emotional status
psychological response, emotional status, question thanks: Robin, At the risk of sounding like an attorney - let me reword your response. The most common cause of hyperventilation is emotions. Emotions can be affected by chemicals (Just don t as me what chemicals). So chemicals can affect emotions and the emotions...

Respiratory Therapist: Swine Flu?, flu symptons, diarrhea and vomiting
flu symptons, diarrhea and vomiting, stomach ache: Without a fever it s most likely just a cold. If you don t have any other medical conditions wrong with you the H1N1 flu is just like any other flu strain. You would be sick a few days and recover just fine. If you feel like you might have it you can always...

Respiratory Therapist: Swine Flu?, flu symptons, diarrhea and vomiting
flu symptons, diarrhea and vomiting, stomach ache: Corrina, You either have it or you don t. Once you have had it and have recovered you won t catch that same strain again. What is bad about viruses is that they keep changing and what we have vaccines for this time or immunity to this time might not...

Respiratory Therapist: just wanting to understand, physical fitness test, chest x rays
physical fitness test, chest x rays, bronchial pneumonia: Dear Andrew, Well, as a fellow oldster (early 60 s) I certainly can sympathize with the demise of certain skills and abilities. I, however, was in the lowest of low percentages on the 600 yard walk/run (I walked most of it). No, I wasn t a sprinter,...

Respiratory Therapist: 10 year old boy, bronchospasm treatment, asthma treatment
bronchospasm treatment, asthma treatment, bronchial tubes: Dear Lucy, Your son seems to have allergies but is questionable based on what you have told me whether he is asthmatic. Asthma, by definition, is a sometime, paroxysmal, shortness of breath, dyspnea, brought on by a swelling of and spasm of the bronchial...

Respiratory Therapist: Bloating feeling alot with COPD, copd patients, chronic bronchitis
copd patients, chronic bronchitis, swallowing air: Dear Kim, It seems a lot of COPD patients also suffer from bloating, in fact, those with chronic bronchitis are called blue bloaters. Your bloated feeling could be coming from one of two places or both. Your bloating could be coming from your...

Respiratory Therapist: breathing deep and stuffy nose, pulmonary function test, nasal secretions
pulmonary function test, nasal secretions, sinus pain: Dear Stephanie, It sounds like you are on the right track. You would probably benefit from medications that are leukotriene inhibitors, that is, medications that prevent symptoms from even occurring. That is preferable, of course, to treating symptoms...

Respiratory Therapist: breathing and back problems, c pap, history of asthma
c pap, history of asthma, breathing problem: Dear Earl, Thanks for writing back and filling me in on your extensive history. You certainly have a lot of things going on. If we could separate ourselves from our body I would have traded my body for a better version 40 years ago. But, alas, we are...

Respiratory Therapist: COP - oxygen levels, congestive heart failure, poor blood flow
congestive heart failure, poor blood flow, peripheral blood flow: Dear Chanda, COPD is properly diagnosed by means of a Pulmonary Function Test (PFT) which measures various lung capacities and volumes as well as how the air flows out of the lungs. He could have had a full PFT or a bedside PFT while in the hospital....

Respiratory Therapist: cat allergy?, cat allergy, keeping my distance
cat allergy, keeping my distance, allergist: It sounds to me like you are developing an allergy to him. You might want to see an allergist who may prescribe singular. Also go to jeffers.com click on cats and see if there is some kind of spray or something you can spray on their coat however you might...

Respiratory Therapist: Decreased function of lower nodes in lungs, pulmonary function test, chronic bronchitis
pulmonary function test, chronic bronchitis, bronchodilator: Dear Mary, From what I can gather from what you have written you had a Pulmonary Function Test (PFT). I gather that probably the part of the test that was near normal was the FEF 200-1200. This part of the test measures the flow from primarily your upper...

Respiratory Therapist: hyperaerated lungs, hyperinflated lungs, chest x ray
hyperinflated lungs, chest x ray, pulmonary function test: Dear Sal, The findings of hyperaerated lungs on chest x-ray MAY be indicative of COPD if it includes a flattened diaphragm. This is because with COPD the airways collapse thus trapping air behind them causing the lungs then to dilate, become hyperinflated....

Respiratory Therapist: Mucus in Lungs, mucus in lungs, coughing up mucus
mucus in lungs, coughing up mucus, productive cough: Sorry for the delay, The mucus is probably draining down from the nose/mouth area into the upper part of the lower airway. It is common for this to occure, triggering a cough making it appear that the cough is productive when it really isn t. I have experienced...

Respiratory Therapist: OXYGEN LEVEL, oxygen saturation level, blood oxygen saturation
oxygen saturation level, blood oxygen saturation, bipap machine: Dear Mary, Normal blood oxygen saturation level is usually around 95 to 99% so 84% is quite low. In our practice our low cutoff before we start someone on oxygen varies from 90 to 92% depending on physician and other factors involving the patient s overall...

Respiratory Therapist: Albuterol, american lung association, emphasema
american lung association, emphasema, levalbuterol: Have you tried singulair or advent or pulmicort along with the atrovent. also as long as the md calls the insurance company themselves . He must ask for the appeals department and give a written letter that the dosage helps you, they cant refuse. but it...

Respiratory Therapist: Asthma, drip trays, asthma sufferers
drip trays, asthma sufferers, chronic bronchitis: Yes, indoor outdoor mold can affect asthma, keep drip trays under fridge clean, close all dirty garbage , fix any leaks in sink or shower. Asthma cant cause copd, however sometimes, those who get chronic bronchitis will get copd. go to american lun assoc.org...

Respiratory Therapist: antibiotic-resistant infection, cough medicine with codeine, dry cough
cough medicine with codeine, dry cough, body fight: Dear Emily, Just a note to add after reading your reply. Mold reproduces by spores which can lay dormant for some time. Just because you didn t get it right away is no assurance you didn t get the disease. The spores have very protective coats making it hard...

Respiratory Therapist: blood oxygen saturation wearing respirator, blood oxygen saturation, blood oxygen level
blood oxygen saturation, blood oxygen level, half mask: Dave, Thank you for submitting a question. I would think that if the respirator has been approved by the proper governmental authorities that there is little problem with a drop in oxygen saturation. I suspect that there would be a slight drop but not...

Respiratory Therapist: congestion in throat ,postnasal drip that seems to sit in bottom of esophagus, average lung capacity, post nasal drip
average lung capacity, post nasal drip, pulmonary function test: You could havee allergies as well in which case you should see an allergist. You also can have bordeling normal test and have asthma, as far as emphysema, it affects many differently, some only cough, some only wheeze. If your friend takes singulair that usually...

Respiratory Therapist: Albuterol, ipatropium bromide, atrial fibrillation
Respiratory Therapist: Albuterol, ipatropium bromide, atrial fibrillation, levalbuterol

Respiratory Therapist: O2 levels, full face mask, physican
Respiratory Therapist: O2 levels, full face mask, physican, high pressures

Respiratory Therapist: total flow question, venturi, flow meter
Respiratory Therapist: total flow question, venturi, flow meter, preceptor

Respiratory Therapist: Green sputum, coughing up green sputum, tb skin tests
coughing up green sputum, tb skin tests, sputum cultures: Dear William, I really don t know what I can add that hasn t already been investigated, prescribed or tried. I assume they have also ruled out some sort of fungal infection which would, by nature, not respond to antibiotics and is really difficult to...

Respiratory Therapist: low oxygen saturation, blood oxygen levels, arterial blood gas
blood oxygen levels, arterial blood gas, oxygen saturations: Dear William, You have my profound sympathy concerning the condition of your daughter. Children are one of life s special blessing. In some way I am sure that is true of your daughter as well. Blood (hemoglobin) oxygen saturations in the 60 s are...

Respiratory Therapist: Medical Oxygen, medical oxygen, oxygen level
medical oxygen, oxygen level, retainers: 98-100% is normal. If its in that range she doesnt need to wear the o2 . However if she is a severe copd or emphysema, you should monitor it at least 3 times a day to see which time is her worst anything under 95 she needs to wear it. Under 90% call the...

Respiratory Therapist: Multiple Pains, Breath-Related, chest x ray, emergent care
chest x ray, emergent care, short of breath: Dear Justine, Several questions remain to be answered. When did the pains first occur and what were you doing when they happened? Do you feel short of breath as well or is there just pain? Is the pain continual or just when you are lying down? ...

Respiratory Therapist: Nasal Polyps, nasal polyps, mamu
nasal polyps, mamu, wrong decision: u have taken wrong decision of in this disease surgery is not required .rather u will be all right . when u take a nasal spray od ortico steroid and cortico steroid oral tab if needed nothin more than this. ok . plz u tell me where u r in pakistan bcoz at...

Respiratory Therapist: O2 levels, sleep apnea, primary target
sleep apnea, primary target, sleep test: William, The question is: Did the mask not stay on because of the high pressure or was the fit of the mask so poor that they had to use high pressure (flow) to reach the prescribed pressure? You might see if nasal pillows might work for you. Sometimes...

Respiratory Therapist: Persistent dry cough and sore throat, persistent dry cough, holiday revelers
persistent dry cough, holiday revelers, mild exertion: Dear SDM, Thank you for your graciousness. I will try to live up to your expectations. There does seem to be a strong link between the fireworks and your symptoms. You might have inflamed your airways by breathing the residues and the constant...

Respiratory Therapist: pain in middle of chest, congestive heart failure, heart rate increases
congestive heart failure, heart rate increases, motion sickness medication: Dear Colleen, I was not familiar with Buscopan as it is not prescribed here in the U.S. but in Germany and the U.K. where I derive from your good Irish name you might have found it. I could not find any information on the IV administration of the drug....

Respiratory Therapist: phlegm, cough expectorant, water dries
cough expectorant, water dries, cold mist: First of all you should try and not drink anything thick like milk, basic water is good also by an expectorant like robutussin cough expectorant which loosens it up. Also get a cool mist humidifier they sell it in rite aid or amazon its the vicks pediatric...